Thanksgiving. The word conjures memories of family gatherings to celebrate the day. Gatherings in which a sense of joy permeated the whole day. And the thrill of seeing and the enjoyment of being with loved ones. And the conversations that sprouted like new spring grass, colorful and plentiful.
This describes the wonderful events of a Thanksgiving celebration. It may or may not describe an actual celebration or parts of an actual celebration from your past.But it remains, however, either a fond memory or a strong hope for a Thanksgiving celebration in the minds of many.
As wonderful as this type of celebration can be, it is not the full expression of Thanksgiving. The deeper purpose of the Thanksgiving celebration is to “give thanks” for all things, including the wonderful feelings brought on by the enjoyment of food, family and fellowship.
Join us this week as Elder Thom Ratchford teaches us the mean of thanksgiving from a variety of texts.