Tomorrow here in America we celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a day that has great meaning for Americans in that it is a day to come together as a family and celebrate our settling the United States with our Indian brothers and sisters.
It was also a time for the early settlers to tell our Indian brethren about the God that we chose to leave our homes for so that we may worship Him freely and without persecution. This God we spoke of sounded very odd to the Native Indians as they worshiped many different gods, gods of weather, and health, and good harvests.
Sounds very familiar to me even today. Today, I still try to explain why I worship the God I do and why I believe with my entire being that He is the one true God and that Jesus is the only way to a relationship with this God.
On this Thanksgiving day, it is my prayer for you that you will get to spend the day with loving family, friends, and the God who loved you enough to create you and create a purpose and a plan for your life. As you are enjoying your food tomorrow, please keep in mind that God is in the room with you smiling and enjoying the fact that you are with your family, just as He is with His family.
Finally, please remember all of our men and women who are in the armed forces who are not with their families because they selflessly choose to live a life of service to their countries. They are true heroes and deserve our prayers and thoughts.
May God continue to bless you and your family this Thanksgiving.
With a heart filled with love for you,
Pastor Brad Komgenick