The pictures in this post are of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.
The Lord has blessed Americans so abundantly that we can afford to decorate the outside of a “palace” with food.
A healthy response for those who have been blessed with so much is gratitude and thankful charity.
Gratefulness is an important part of a healthy spirituality. Thankfulness is an indispensable part of a good life. Every year we appropriately celebrate Thanksgiving with food and feasting. The food is both blessing and symbol. It blesses directly, and symbolizes the many other abundant blessings of God.
The greatest gift God has given is not earthly food and life, but rather heavenly food and life. The greatest blessing is the forgiveness of sins. As Christians we confess in the Apostles Creed that we believe in “the forgiveness of sins.” This is not a potential forgiveness to be attained, but rather real forgiveness already attained by Christ for us. Every year and every day we rejoice that the Lamb of God has taken away the sin of the world. (John 1:29). “It is finished.” (John 19:30).
Our cup overflows (Psalm 23:5), and in thankfulness we say, “Blessed be the name of the Lord!”