A Thanksgiving Meditation by our friend John Wayne Tucker of TheBoldPursuit!
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. The weather is usually perfect in most parts of the country. There is no need to worry about hunting for gifts for people. It is just getting together with family and friends to remember those people who came to this country for religious freedom and to remember that they took the time to give thanks to God for their survival, success and their blessings from God.
It is one of the traditions that makes America uniquely America. We are the only ones who celebrate Thanksgiving because it represents a specific historic event in American history. No other country could celebrate this event because this was an American experience.
Traditions like this are the stuff of which countries are held together. A nation is identified by its common history, faith, borders, government, currency and traditions as well as many other factors. It is the cement that holds us together as a nation who experiences commonality in enough areas to call ourselves, one.
I will never forget one particular Thanksgiving when my little cousin jumped up next to me on the couch and whispered in my ear, “I wonder why we are all here at Grandma’s house to eat Turkey.” That was my opportunity to tell her what Thanksgiving was all about. It is through traditions and observances like this that we pass down our heritage from one generation to the next.
It is my prayer that as you gather together with your families all across this great nation, that you take the time to share the meaning of Thanksgiving with the little ones in your family and that you are able to renew in your own mind that this is the day that we thank God for the blessings that he has bestowed on us and our great nation. And as you thank God for those blessings, may we add a special prayer that he would continue to have a reason to bless us as we will hopefully continue to shine as a beacon of hope, success, freedom and faith as a light on a hill for the entire world to see.
God Bless you and your family and friends and God Bless America again.
John Wayne Tucker