Saturday, November 1, 2008

A New Day, A New Month

I want to continue that phrase with 'A New Year'...but I can't cause that isn't the case. Today my voice is totally gone. I'm just getting over a cold, so it's probably just part of the aftermath. I'm glad it is November. Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

One should ask, what is Thanksgiving for? Some would give one word answers, 'Football', 'Food', 'Family'. (why do they all start with F?) But Thanksgiving is more. I know, a lot of you might roll your eyes and think, 'I've heard this type of thing over and over again! Why should I continue reading?'.

Well, I say Thanksgiving is an opportunity to tell others about what really happened in history. How the settlers were friends with the Indians and they were celebrating the fact that they had learned how to grow crops and that they lived through a hard year in the new world. It's not just about giving thanks, it's about remembering history.

And it's knowing that we will someday be in history. And what will our story be? Will we be known as a serial killer? Or a world famous actor? Or will people in our community remember us as godly men and women?

Think about it.

1 comment:

MangyCat said...

Good thoughts there, Legolas. I hadn't really thought of it that way in quite awhile--that is, remembering history and thinking about what history would say about me.

I've often pondered the legacy that I'm leaving--with my kids, family, the teens on CP, and the people with whom I interact with on a regular basis. I'd like to think that I'm leaving a legacy of faith in Jesus and memories of a life lived for His glory and not my own. It's a daily challenge.