“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18) This is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. It is a secular holiday with its roots in the colonization of our country by godly men and women who were grateful to God for all the blessings He had shown them. Whether it is seen as a secular or a sacred day we, as Christians, should be the most thankful of all. We know the nearness of our God, and the depth of love He has for all people. We know the redemption and life He has provided in His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. We know the fellowship He calls us to share now and eternally. In spite of trials we may face in the present time, we can hear and respond to Paul’s words about giving thanks in all circumstances. I hope you enjoy this day in whatever way you are celebrating it. But today and every day give thanks to God who holds you in His hand.