Eating turkey and pumpkin pie, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2016 Parade, or looking at Black Friday ads. Are these some of the things that come to your mind when you think “Thanksgiving Day 2016?” For many, these images encapsulate the way we will spend November 24th, but how did Thanksgiving start and how did it become a widely celebrated holiday?
One of the greatest gifts that God has given us in life is the gift of family. For most of us, Thanksgiving Day holds so many traditions. There is the traditional story of the pilgrims, the family games, and the traditional food: turkey, pumpkin pie, stuffing, potatoes, and so much more. As you gather to enjoy this bounty, take the time to be thankful for the family that will share the day with you, and remember that family is a precious gift from God.