A Thanksgiving Feast

“Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted.” John 6:11

At Thanksgiving time, many people remember America's first Thanksgiving between the pilgrims and the Indians—a wonderful time in the history of our country. There was so much to be thankful for then, and there is so much to be thankful for now.

But, I am also reminded of a different Thanksgiving feast. The Thanksgiving meal that comes to my mind is found in John 6:1-12. Verse 2 says, "And a huge crowd, many of them pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem for the annual Passover celebration, were following him wherever he went, to watch him heal the sick."

These pilgrims were seeking a new life, too. And, although they feasted on five loaves of bread and two small fish rather than turkey and dressing, they were every bit as thankful. By the time the meal was over, these pilgrims realized they had found the Savior—Jesus.

Have you found the Savior? If so, you have so very much to be thankful for! Life with Christ is a constant blessing!

"For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast" (Proverbs 15:15).

If you haven't found Christ, I pray that you will find Him today. And, if you have found Christ, I pray that you will share your feast with someone else this Thanksgiving.

May this be the best Thanksgiving you've ever had in your life.


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