Illustration of the Month: Thanksgiving Cross

By Hillary Asbury

People are sometimes very surprised to find out that my church has a service on Thanksgiving. I love it though; I grew up with it being a normal thing and for whatever reason I find it to be a very comforting service. There’s something grounding about celebrating a Christ-centered Thanksgiving. Its about something more than gorging ourselves with food, about more than time with family, and even about more than expressing gratitude for the many blessings we have enjoyed that year.

When we focus our celebration on Christ, Thanksgiving suddenly becomes something much more than any of that- it becomes a celebration of the feast of bread and wine, body and blood. It becomes a look forward to the Marriage Feast that is to come.

Let us give thanks to our Lord and Savior first and foremost.

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