This Thanksgiving holiday will find us grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout, just as we were last year. Most, if not all of us, were hoping that things would have returned to normal by now. From all indications it seems that it will be a while before we are anywhere close to the end of this COVID tunnel. We humans are more resilient that we sometimes credit ourselves to be. We will come through this as we did in the many catastrophes we faced in the history of humanity. Moreover, those of us who view and interpret life through the lens of faith believe that not only is God with us in times like these, but also God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of death unto the mountain top. For this and other reasons we thank God. Therefore, COVID or not, we shall praise and thank God for all God is to us and does for us.
Despite the pandemic there is much for which we must be thankful to God. Even the most casual examination of our lives would reveal how abundantly God blesses us. We are exhorted by scriptures to give thanks in all circumstances. Even those circumstances which are difficult may turn out to be a blessing. How often we have seen this in our lives that things we thought at the time were bad worked to our good. Indeed, all things work for good to them that love God. Certainly, the pandemic has been tough on us. It changed our lives in ways we could not have imagined before March 2020. Yet amid it all there is so much we could be thankful for. This Thanksgiving let us celebrate God’s goodness to us, and let us thank God for all his blessings.