As Paul starts to teach on the Lord’s Supper in I Corinthians 11 he points out that Jesus began by giving thanks.
(1 Corinthians 11:24 KJV) And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.I will take the bread I am going to eat in my hand and spend a few moments in thanks to God. My mind wanders into the many areas of blessings in my life. Today I looked at what I held and was impressed by the numerous people and processes that brought a simple piece of bread to my hand. You had the original farmers who cleared the land and prepared it. You have the people who developed the wheat and provided the seed. How about the people who mined the ore that was processed to make the farm machinery. You see where I was going on this. Just a simple piece of bread with thousands of highly skilled and hard working people that placed it in my hand.
Truly miraculous. Truly a blessing. Truly an object of thanks. Whom do you thank? I thank God for His bounty.
And then we get to the cup and coffee.
It isn’t November but we have ample reason to give thanks.
Happy Thanksgiving Day.
homo unius libri