Amazing, isn't it?-- how we can come to a day of Thanksgiving with more trepidation that enthusiasm? I teach in a college where my students speak of Thanksgiving as an obligatory drudgery. And today I talked to Christians who are worried and stress-ridden about sharing the day with non-believers. OhOh, Beloved, when do we get to be happy? When do we get to have fun? When do we get to lay down the burdens of wrestling with a negative world?
Something has happened to me since I was in the Chicago and Wisconsin area a few weeks ago ministering-it's a sort of inner wha-hoo thing-- and I've been recording new brief meditations all about it which I'll share with you... called RadioMarie ... What a glorious thing the love of God is. (Please stay with me on my website http://www.mariechapian.com/ -- )
Listen, whoever you are, enjoy this year's Thanksgiving. I've spent a few of them alone separated from anything that remotely smacks of love or family (those things we associate with the Holidays)-- and I've also spent some of them with people I don't know-- ah, here's a question for you. Which would you choose? To be alone or to be with people who don't care about you?
My point is, we create our own Thanksgiving. I hurl myself before the King of Kings in the utmost gratitude and thankfulness for His love, His goodness, His sweet, sweet Presence-- There is nothing on this earth as happy as celebrating all things with the Lord. Happy Thanksgiving. And I mean it.