A Time to Be Quiet & A Time to Speak: A Thanksgiving Day Meditation

As we Americans acknowledge this Thanksgiving Holiday, I want to remind us & those around the world who are watching us of a few things to get through today, specifically those of us who are privileged enough to be amongst friends & family.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 tells us that there is a time or season for everything.  Towards the end of this particular passage of scripture it says, “A time to keep silence, and a time to speak”(NKJV).

Woah now that’s a mouthful.

Let’s be honest, many of us have developed a culture where we must retaliate to everything said to us in conflict. It’s all over television, which unfortunately our children model. And just because it is Thanksgiving, it will happen around many of our tables today, unless we develop the power to ignore “Good Ole Uncle Joe”.

“Who is Good Ole Uncle Joe?” You might ask! Uncle Joe is that spirit which rests in some of our relatives whose mere focus is to be antagonistic in nature. 

Whatever you say he (or she) will be taking full advantage of every opportunity to shoot you down.  You may be thinking, “How can I win this?” Or “I can’t let Uncle Joe clown me!”

Here is how you win:

You win by keeping silent.

After you have already courteously laughed it off & politely suggested that Uncle Joe stop, all that is left for you to do is keep silent.

I assure you after that there will only be one clown in the room & it sure isn’t you. ; )

Now let’s remember to be Thankful for all that we have & give God all of the Glory on this Thanksgiving Day!

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To God BeThe Glory for The Things He Has Done!

Amen & God Bless.

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