As Fall begins, we start thinking about the thanksgiving holiday. This year, we may find ourselves struggling to give thanks. But as Christian, homeschoolers in Michigan, we have much to praise our Lord for blessing us with.
As the days become darker, and the atmosphere seems heavy, we can proclaim God’s goodness to our children.
Here is six things we can be gratefuf for:
- God, our Creator, is Good all the time. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, God is still on His Throne. He is not surprised by anything, He is with us, and cares for us. We can Trust Him even when the days are long, loud, and messy.
- We can praise God for our family. During these days many are sadly seperated from their loved ones. But, we are so blessed to have our children home with us each day.
- Let’s give thanks for the freedom to homeschool here in Michigan. Many families fought for the legal right for us to choose the best education for our own children. We are grateful for those families, and to God, for providing this freedom to us.
- This is a great time to be grateful for technology. Often we struggle with a love/hate relationship with the internet, social media, and phones. But during these days of quarantine, we can appreciate the ability to connect with others through modern technology.
- If we have food and shelter this holiday season, we should be so very grateful. Many, all around the world, ae not struggling to find toilet paper, but a safe place to sleep and a spoonful of food. So today, I am grateful for both shelter and more than enough food to eat.
- We can rejoice in the Lord always, that He sent His Redeemer as our Saviour. Everyday, and especailly, at this holiday time of year, is a day to proclaim our Lord, Jesus Christ for His eternal salvation.
Here are some fun activities you can do with your children to help them give thanks this year.
Here is a link to some fum homeschool printables for preschoolers.
Here is a fun link to easy Thanksgiving craft ideas:
During these times of uncertainty we can quickly become anxious and overwhelmed, but as believers we can cling to the truths in God’s Word. As you make plans to celebrate Thanksgiving as a family, it may look different than years past, but it is still a great time to praise the Lord for He is good.