Another thanksgiving day

Crist Langelett
The Chaplain’s Corner

Everyday is a day when we give thanks for the blessings that we receive. The story of the early pilgrims gets special attention in the fall season. The birth of our Lord is remembered during December. We have just finished another Good Friday and Easter weekend time of giving special thanks. At meal time we sit down, bow our heads and give thanks for our food.

Recently thoughts have been going through my head concerning all the things we could and should be thankful for. We could mentally or perhaps on a sheet of paper make such a list. These could then be put in a priority list. How about starting with three or four or five?

We would have no Easter without a Good Friday. Without Christmas neither Good Friday nor Easter would exist. None of the three do us any good unless we apply their true meanings to our lives. Then, of course, none of the these would have meaning for is if we didn’t know about them. Some and perhaps much of our world does not know about these special days that God’s Book tells us about.

Apart from spiritual areas we have many other things to be thankful for each day. These would vary from person to person. Most of us have two or three good meals every day. We sleep in warn, safe and comfortable dwellings at night. Most of us have as much or more clothes than we need.

We give thanks several times most days for our family. A wonderful spouse, great children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are such a blessing. We could sit down and make a list of special friends. The list of friends would or could be in different categories. Some are more in spiritual categories such as Bible study groups, prayer groups or ministry groups. We may have business associates or a variety of good neighbors. We certainly have enough to be thankful for today.

For the 2014 club, May 11 takes us to II Kings 3 and John 3.

Every day is a good day to be thankful.

Crist Langelett writes a twice-monthly column on faith. He is a chaplain for the city of North St. Paul and the Washington County Jail. He is also a volunteer at the local food shelf.

 

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