What Thanksgiving means to me


Pastor Dan Fahs

Dan Fahs, Whitewater First United Methodist Church Pastor

At many Thanksgiving tables, everyone is encouraged to say something for which they are thankful. It’s a wonderful custom and I do recommend it, but if our joy is measured by our prosperity alone, we have missed something. Thanksgiving is not pay back: get good stuff from God, and say THANK YOU like your grandmother taught you. Instead, Thanksgiving is a way to say, we know you are near God, we see you sustaining us God, we know that no matter what happens, we can depend on you, we can believe in you, we can have faith in you. That’s what Thanksgiving means to me.