As many people know, the last Thursday of every November is Thanksgiving, a time when all Americans gather for a big feast with their family and friends to thank God for their blessings. However, this morning, it wasn’t just the Americans celebrating Thanksgiving. The Korean church we attend decided to do a special Thanksgiving worship service.
The prayers were all special prayers of thanksgiving to God for our blessings. The scriptures and songs too were all centered around giving thanks to God. Before the communion, the preacher gave a special talk talking about God “throwing” his love out there for anyone who would take it, and the ones who truly understand and are thankful are the ones who accept the love of God. Even the sermon was about a woman who was thankful for what Jesus had to offer her.
There was a big sign up in front of the auditorium that announced that it was Thanksgiving. There was a thanksgiving display in the front by the pulpit that was similar to a horn of plenty, minus the horn.
The preacher talked about how last Sunday was Sticks Day in Korea, and today, he wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was an extremely nice service. As an American, I felt in a way that they were reaching back to us because last Sunday, I gave everyone in the church the sticks they give out on Sticks Day, and the preacher even mentioned what I did.