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This week many of us will gather with family and friends to celebrate the traditional Thanksgiving holiday. I remember celebrating it as a child at my grandparents’ house in eastern Kansas. My great aunties drove up from Oklahoma. We enjoyed a fine meal followed by card games of pitch or pinochle.
As an adult, I remember driving hours to cross several states to reach my in-laws’ farm. Other family members joined us, cramming the house full. We consumed a huge spread of turkey, potatoes, noodles, rolls and, of course, pumpkin pie. I usually helped wash dishes with my brother-in-law. We’re having Thanksgiving at our house this year. Hopefully we’ll also cram the house full of family to celebrate the day. I might even get a bit of pecan pie to go with the pumpkin.
Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate God’s blessing with family. Did you know that every Sunday a different Thanksgiving meal is held in many churches? That’s right, every Sunday. 1 Corinthians 10:16 says, “Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?” (NIV)
The Lord’s Supper is a spiritual meal with your spiritual family. It is a time to celebrate what Jesus accomplished through his death. He made it possible for us to be the children of God. May you celebrate the cup of thanksgiving with Jesus today.
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