In our house, we’ve started listening to our Christ-mas music today. At the moment, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is playing. Are we getting ahead of ourselves in the holiday schedule? No, we are focused on holy days rather than commercial rush. The old word for the Lord’s Supper or Communion is Eucharist which simply means “Thanksgiving.”
And so as “Black Friday” looms around the corner, we are thinking about Good Friday. And on Thanksgiving Day, we are thinking about Christmas. Without Jesus, we would have no reason for giving thanks.