November brings two of the greatest holidays: Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.
On November 11th, America takes time to honor all veterans. We drift back with memories of the veterans of yesterday, say a special prayer for the veterans of today, and envision another group of veterans that will continue to carry the torch. We unfortunately fail to recognize these great men and women enough, but as Americans we are truly blessed to have such honorable and distinguished veterans that service in our Armed Forces. Romans 13:7 instructs us to give honor to whom honor is due. On November 11th and every other day of the year, let’s give honor to all the veterans of the United States.
The second holiday in November is Thanksgiving and is celebrated on the 4th Thursday. This is a day when families come together with a bountiful feast to focus on family, the blessings of God and watch a little football. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 reads, “18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” During this thanksgiving season, let’s give thanks to God for every blessing he gives to us. Below is a poem from an unknown author that will help us in our time of thanksgiving.
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”