Good lepers are those who are healed and never forget the disease they once had. They remember how good clean feels. Bad lepers, on the other hand, are those who are healed and go on acting as if they never had the disease. This Thanksgiving sermon encourages us to model our lives after the leper.
In this sermon, which focuses on God's provision of manna for his people, Thanksgiving is our response to grace. Thanksgiving humbly acknowledges: "God how good You are to me!" Thanksgiving is responding to God's grace even in the midst of trouble. "In everything," Paul wrote, "give thanks." Not necessarily for everything, but in every situation, give thanks for who God is.
Real thanksgiving, biblical thanksgiving, according to this sermon, is greater and deeper than that feeling we get when everything is going our way. It is based not on our circumstances, but on God's sufficiency; not on our production, but on God's provision; not on our performance, but on God's providence.
It seems that at Thanksgiving we thank everyone, and so we should. According to this Thanksgiving sermon, we are right to thank the people that have contributed to our lives, we should consider our forefathers, and we should praise our family and friends. But let's not forget God. He is the source of all blessings.