What Are You Thankful For?
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! — Psalm 107:8, NKJV
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness…
Thursday, November 23, 2023, is the annual national holiday Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It is a day when we come together to celebrate and offer thanks for our many blessings. If you are a Christian, it is a time in which we reflect over the past year and express gratitude to God for what He has done and is currently doing in our lives.
We thank Him for life, health and strength, our families, and many other things, big and small. And oh yeah, don’t forget the food that will be spread on a table, across the countertop, and anywhere else there is an empty spot.
We’ll eat, talk, laugh, watch football, perhaps play a game or two, and sleep. Then, the rotation will start again until the last person leaves for home. The next day, we’ll reflect on our good times with family and friends.
Oh, how blessed we are as a people.
Today, I leave you with the words to the song, Hymn of Thanksgiving. As you read the lyrics, meditate on the wondrous things the Father has done and begin to thank Him with a grateful heart, realizing that if it had not been for His grace and mercy, life as you know it today would not be.
Hymn of Thanksgiving
With thanksgiving, Lord, we come
To lift our hearts to You in praise;
For all the wondrous things You’ve done,
Our voices now to You we raise!
You’re our Savior, Lord and King!
Your praise we’ll forever sing!
All around us, Lord, we see
Your love and grace and mercy free;
All Your creation joyfully
Reflects Your pow’r and majesty!
Sov’reign God, before Your throne,
We humbly bow and bless Your name;
For in Your presence, Lord, alone
Your endless blessings we proclaim!
– Words & Music by Scott Werdebaugh
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