The presidential election is over. America has spoken. Right? Yes, there are the ongoing protests from the left who refuse to accept that Donald Trump will be our nation’s leader for the next four years. So, there’s that. And there’s the general unrest, apprehension, and dismay with transitioning (for some). And, the deplorable state of the middle-east, North Korea, the Sudan, Mexico and I might even add California in the mix. As my dear friend, and Christian comedian, Chonda Pierce loves to say, “The world is going to hell in a handbasket.” Point is, Thanksgiving is upon us. Christmas looms in our windshield. Are we really going to put all worries, fears, and petty post-election temper tantrums away and give thanks to God? Are we really going to sit down to feast amid the many uncertainties and vast problems facing our families and our nation and just give thanks to God? Jesus said that the world will always have its troubles. The real trouble with the world is that it isn’t willing to acknowledge God as Creator and Jesus as Lord. So why give thanks? And to who? And for what? The truth is, there are many Americans who gather on Thanksgiving with family and feast and watch football without giving a single thought as to why. To them, it is simply something the “pilgrims” did 400 years ago, that caught on. No praise to God for His provision. Not even an acknowledgement of His existence. Perhaps a half-hearted “Good bread. Good meat. Good God let’s eat.” I know this to be the case because I’ve been there and done that. I know many, many families who are still doing it. And my heart breaks for the Lord. He is worth so much more than a casual nod before the Thanksgiving feast. So, I hope and pray that this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, Americans will put away the issues of the times. And recognize that not only is God truly responsible for the delicious food we thrust down our gullets, but He is responsible for the very breath we breathe while doing so. I hope that strikes a chord.