I don’t know what today means for you and yours, but for me it’s about food, family, friends, and . . . football. I’ve watched the Cowboys play on Thanksgiving Day for as long as I can remember 🙂
But of course today should remind us especially of the One who gives us everything that’s good.
He’s the One who gives us the food we’ll eat today.
He’s blessed us with family to love and friends to enjoy.
And He’s given us the opportunity to live in a country in which we have the freedom and means to watch football, or go shopping, or read, or whatever leisurely activity you’ll choose today.
In our Thanksgiving service last night, we read several psalms of gratitude. I’ve included them below – would you take the time to read them out loud with your family today as a reminder of the incredible God we serve?
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things (Psalm 107:1-9).
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds. I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people, in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD! (Psalm 116:15-19).
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts
with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations (Psalm 100:1-5).
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!