I told my husband, I want Christmas dinner.
Why does it only have to be in November or December?
Aren’t there other months where we can celebrate? They came up with Christmas in July so why not Thanksgiving in May or June?
The funny thing is my husband piped back with, “Cool! Can we have a few other people join us?”
That started me thinking.
Why do we only celebrate our thanks on one day of one month each year? That’s really a rhetorical question because I know the educational answer, but what about being thankful for the small things and celebrating them anytime of the year?
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. ~ 1 Chronicles 16:34
How about having a dinner to thank God for the spring rains or summer sun? Or maybe we have celebratory dinner to thank God that we are able to have a garden or thank Him for giving us wonderful friends and neighbors?
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I understand the “reasoning” behind the one day for celebrating Thanksgiving and the one day for celebrating Christmas. However, I like the idea of having impromptu, over the top dinners to celebrate and thank God for the everyday stuff as well.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, ~ Psalm 107:8