A few years ago I taught a lesson to kids at church about Thanksgiving. It was a two week series that broke the word Thanksgiving down into–THANKS and GIVING. The world jumps on Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims and pumpkin pie. And they spout, “Give thanks!” but to whom? and why? and how?
As Christians, we are to give thanks to God for everything because every gift comes from him anyway! Then what do we do with that thanks? It should turn us around to give. Thanks AND Giving. I think this verse sums it up perfectly:
Give thanks to the Lord. Worship him. Tell the nations what he has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8
When we give thanks to God and worship Him, we will want to turn around and tell others. One of the best ways to tell others about God and His goodness is by GIVING. Anyone can give and serve others. And if we do it as a response to God’s goodness, it will be a witness to everyone!
Read my full post at The MOB Society today to see the cool Thanks & Giving tree we made…