|Photo credit: http://www.dwellwithdignity.org/diy-setting-the-thanksgiving-table/|
(Ie, this is not my table. Mine is nice... but not this nice.)
Today is a day for preparation-- and not just food. It's a day of preparing our homes for guests, our minds for family interactions (for some this is a painful process), and our hearts for gratitude. It is a day of focus and intention. It is a day, for me, of having the Bible open to a page so I can stop and re-read all day long and hopefully keep the main thing the main thing. It is a day of taking time to rest, to reflect, and to savor. Because I never get to do Thanksgiving 2014 again.
What passage do I have open for easy access? I thought you might ask. Here it is:
Colossians 3:15-18New International Version (NIV)
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
May you have a lovely and sumptuous day of Thanksgiving. I will be back this weekend with a fun reminder as we kick off Advent 2014!