Let’s be clear on this point: It is God — the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — who has provided us with every good thing in our lives. I am not thankful to the government for what I have. I am not grateful to political parties or elected officials for the good things that I possess.
It was not through my own abilities that I have more than enough in my life. Yes, family is an important part of observing thanksgiving. And I do enjoy football and basketball games. But, you are missing the true meaning for having Thanksgiving, if you don’t place God in the center of observance on Thanksgiving day. For those of us with children, we need to be sure the understand that Thanksgiving is more than food, ball games and parades on T.V.