This weekend Canadians will celebrate Thanksgiving. We will share the abundance of our land, prepare beloved family recipes, and cherish the memories that we create.
This year Canada has welcomed thousands of refugees. This will be their first Canadian Thanksgiving. If you know a refugee family, invite them to celebrate God’s bountiful goodness with you. Invite them to bring their own treasured family dish of food; it just might become part of your future thanksgiving traditions.
Don’t know a refugee family? Invite a senior, a single person, or someone new to your congregation or community who may be alone. You never know how much you may be a blessing or how you may be blessed.
Thanksgiving is also a time when we can remember and recount what God has done for us this past year. Let’s boldly share our journey. Tell your story at your Thanksgiving table. Invite everyone to do the same.
Blessings upon you all as you share yours and God’s story.
Holy Spirit, guide us today as we extend an invitation to share our thanksgiving dinner this weekend. Be with us as we share our stories of thanksgiving. Amen. — AAH