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  • 8 years ago

One of the first things a good parent tries to form in a child is a consistent attitude of thankfulness. And yet we understand as adults that there can be a huge distance between the action of saying "thank you" and the heart attitude of thankfulness. Thanksgiving is simply the giving of thanks. But true thanksgiving is really much more than mere external expression. It is also the sincere state of the heart as we revel in the joys of unfettered appreciation and adoration overflowing to our great God. The idea of a day set aside to thank God for who He is and what He does is not new. In fact, it might be said that the origins of Thanksgiving can rightly be traced back to the days of King David. As the Ark of the Covenant was finally returned to a place of honor among the Israelites, David called for a day of thanksgiving and even assigned particular musicians to play as the people gathered to express their thanks to God. As well, David gave the people a script - a thanksgiving roadmap