The Thanksgiving holiday celebrates kinship and family. It also signals the opening of the Holy Advent season as we remember the birth of the Holy babe who came to die for the world, Jesus.
This week, the landscape of my home changes from celebrating thankfulness for harvests of love and family to the birth of a new season: winter and the Holy Holiday of Christmas.
I love that Thanksgiving preludes the Christmas season. Family gather around a table to share a feast of love. They take time to remember the year and all the blessings God has brought to kin and friends.
My kin including immediate and extended family follows my celebration of Jesus on my thankful list. I began my series by focusing on thankfulness and worship of Jesus. As I end the series, I point to the tangible blessings He adds to my life: family, hearth, and community.
I sing of His wonders and His love for my family. How He provides blessing which meet needs in abundance. The last leaves are falling from our Southern trees. In less than 21 days, the new season of winter begins.
Today, I worked on putting away the Thanksgiving decor in preparation of putting up a lit tree that will soon gleam with beautiful ornaments. My grandchildren come on the first Saturday in December for our traditional Christmas decorating party.
I don’t want to leave thankfulness behind. I want to continue to celebrate Thanksgiving in concert with Advent. Thankful for a beautiful baby born into this world to bring salvation to my kin and the world.
Leading up to Thanksgiving, I began a series celebrating Fall Thankfulness. Here is the landing page. This post represents the letter “K” in Thanksgiving. I will blend this series with the start of another sponsored by Wendy Speake: A Holiday Haiku Challenge. Also joining Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday link up where the word for the week is “table.”
Contributing to numerous linkup listed on my LINK-UP PARTIES page.