David Bragg

What do you do after the turkey is unstuffed and you are stuffed?

What do you do after the parades and bowl games have ended
and your guests have left for home?

The internet is filled with recipes for dealing with the remains of your
Thanksgiving meal, from Turkey Pumpkin Chili to Cranberry
Turnovers to Sweet Potato Waffles. In the wake of our annual
Thanksgiving holiday the question of what to do with those
leftovers should be the least of our concerns. Come Monday
morning we will enter a world that is convinced that they have
sufficiently paid all obligations to be thankful until next year.
But we know that God commands us to be thankful every day.
The apostle Paul wrote: “in everything give thanks; for this is the
will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). This
year, as we look back on the Thanksgiving holiday, what should
be the real Thanksgiving Leftovers? Here are a few suggestions:

1. Thank God for our family and friends. Don’t take them for
granted but rather cultivate those precious relationships year

2. Thank God for His abundant blessings. The very fact that there
are Thanksgiving leftovers proves that we are truly blessed.

3. Thank God for His church. This is our spiritual family. We
ought to take advantage of these precious relationships of people
who care.

4. Thank God for His Son. He gave everything so that you can
enjoy all blessings through Him.

5. Thank God for today and, should it come, tomorrow.