Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Misread Holiday, Leah F.

Misread Holiday

Leah F.

Thanksgiving! A time for turkey, mashed potatoes, and family visiting. Christmas! A time for opening presents, Santa Clause, and getting a big tree. Easter! A time for egg hunts, jelly beans, and the Easter Bunny. You know what these sentences are talking about don't you? We really don't seem to get sometimes that holidays are for different things than candy and presents. Today I will just be focused about Thanksgiving, but the words I say should be put to all holidays!

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about... giving thanks! :P The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, when the pilgrims had a big feast with some of the native Americans. They were celebrating the first successful harvest, and that they had survived their first winter. But their Thanksgiving wasn't just one sit down, but a whole week of feasts!

Does your family give a prayer of thanks before every meal? Well, during Thanksgiving, that definitely what you should be doing! Psalm 95:2-3 says "Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods." During Thanksgiving, we should be thanking God for how great he is, and all that he has done for us. Psalm 100:4 says "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." The Bible talks a lot about how we should thank God for everything he has done. Psalm 145:7 also says, "They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness."

So sing to the Lord and praise him! Thank God for what he has done for you, even thank him for making you. You have no idea what blessings he has set upon you, so be happy an give thanks!


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