Whenever we receive a gift, our natural reaction is (or at least should be) to say thank you. Sometimes this takes the form of a verbal thank you, a note of gratitude, or a reciprocal gift.
God has given us the extraordinary gift of our very lives. Until He created us, we didn't exist. We couldn't have existed. Yet, out of His great love, here we are.
What gift could possibly be enough to thank Him for His love and generosity? Nothing short of our very lives.
This Thanksgiving, we need to ponder how we are responding to God's gift. Do we spend one day a year eating turkey on the pretence that we are thankful? Or do we spend our lives, our prayer, our thoughts and our time giving the gift of ourselves with the One who allowed us to respond to His gift in the first place?