Giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day is good! And relatively easy.
For today, the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, functions as something of a test of the authenticity and endurance of our gratitude. As bargains and buying, sales and rewards endlessly cascade over us, the challenge is to remain humbly grateful and grow in our thankfulness. Will we refuse to become forgetful and indifferent?
As we buy, let us continue to recall the One who alone makes such possible for us, and thank him, asking wisdom of him even as we buy. May we be found to “overflow with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4.2)