Thanks-giv-ing: noun, the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgement of benefits or favors, a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness. A day set apart for giving thanks to God.
Even though the very first Thanksgiving was observed in 1621 it wasn’t officially made a national holiday until President Abraham Lincoln declared it so in 1863. It has been celebrated in America on the fourth Thursday of November since that time. As we now have a native Canadian as part of our team at Sound we should mention that the second Monday in October has been designated as their day to observe Thanksgiving. The celebration is basically the same. It was originally set as a time to show gratitude for harvests, blessings, and favor from our Lord God. We now spend much of the holiday celebrating with family and friends, eating turkey and pumpkin pie (which is typically followed by a long nap), watching football, and getting a jump start on our Christmas shopping.
These can certainly all be good things. It’s especially wonderful to be with family and I love a good nap with the best of them. But at Sound Financial we want to make sure you know we are grateful for you, our clients, Purpose Partners and friends. During this Thanksgiving season, we want to wish you all a blessed time this holiday with family and friends. In our country we are abundantly blessed. Most of us have more ‘stuff’ than we’ll ever need. But we know that relationships are far more valuable than ‘stuff’ and we are grateful to you for those relationships, for your trust in us and what we strive to do for you every day. We value you. We are thankful for you. We pray this Thanksgiving you are blessed beyond human understanding by our Lord Jesus Christ. We are sure to give Him all the glory for his promises and all he has been, done and continues to do in all our lives.
Happy Thanksgiving from Sound Financial Strategies!
Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.