Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo and Platinum-selling Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY'S Luke Smallbone has taken the time to reflect on Thanksgiving. As a way of encouraging us to be thankful, Smallbone tells a personal story before giving us practical ways of how we can be thankful to our God in this festive season.
Smallbone writes, "Many years ago now (when I was in high school), I experienced my first real struggle in life. It was my dream to play a college sport and during the first basketball game of my junior year, I blew out my knee.
I'll never forget sitting on the sideline telling my coach that I couldn't go back in and that I thought I'd done significant damage to my knee. Or the call to my mother asking her to schedule the doctors appointment. I was very sad in that moment.
I'm sure you're wondering, "Why is Luke telling this story on Thanksgiving?" Well, that first basketball game was just before Thanksgiving and in my family, we all would go around the table saying something that we were thankful for. During that year, I felt like I didn't have anything. How do you become thankful when you feel like you have nothing to be thankful for? When you feel as though the world is against you? Or when failure abounds?
I think you have to start small. Start thanking God for the air in your lungs. For the loved one who loves you just for being you. For that meal that you had with your dearest friend. When I start being grateful for the small things that have happened in life, I find that my current circumstances matter very little and my thankful heart returns.
I'm not sure what Thanksgiving is like for you this year, but I hope that when you start pondering what you're thankful for, no matter how small, you'll find something for your heart to latch onto. So on behalf of Joel and I, a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. And allow me to be the first to say, Merry Christmas!"
for KING & COUNTRY is one of the music industry's most respected and decorated duos. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, 10 GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their nine No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing accumulation of over one billion on-demand streams.
The RIAA Platinum-selling act's live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand. for KING & COUNTRY'S most recent album, the RIAA Gold certified Burn The Ships debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and has since propelled the duo to an industry setting six consecutive No. 1 singles including "joy.," "TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly)," and the 11-week platinum smash "God Only Knows."