Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday.
I know that Christmas gets the popular vote, but I’m not a very good shopper or decorator, so even though I love the meaning of Christmas, sometimes the activities of the holiday can stress me out.
However, I am a very good eater, so Thanksgiving is right up my alley. Turkey, and dressing, and pies. Oh my!
The abundance of it all brings forth an overflowing of my plate and for that, I am truly thankful…that is until I’m totally miserable from overeating.
All joking aside, I do love what Thanksgiving stands for: the beginning of a free nation, hard work, a willingness to collaborate with people who look and act differently than the norm, and, of course, the sharing of a meal.
Paul felt similarly when he encouraged the church of Corinth to view their abundance as a chance to extend the gift of grace to others.
2 Corinthians 4:15 says,
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
The most delightful thing that we can fill our plate with this Thanksgiving is grace. But we must also share this grace with others so that they can taste and see just how good our God is.
The result is an overflowing of true thanksgiving in our hearts and a chance for our Father to get all the glory.