Thursday, November 27, 2014

Giving Thanks

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV).

Happy Thanksgiving! What a perfect day to give thanks for all our blessings, for family and friends. For the fragrance of roast turkey and lamb filling the kitchen. For the many pots and pans filled with dressing, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, yams, and green bean casserole. For the array of salads worthy of any salad bar. For rolls and relishes; for veggies, cheese and crackers. For pies and desserts and so much more. For stomachs filled to the brim and beyond.

For fresh water to drink and tables to gather around; for prayers and praises lifted to heaven. For laughter that echoes and catches on and moves around the family circle. For teasing and joking and stories remembered and shared. For smiles and satisfaction. For comfort and peace with those you know best. For love and mercy, forgiveness and trust; for happiness and tradition carried on. For a home roomy enough for all to belong, rubbing shoulders and elbows, sharing hugs once and again.

So much to be thankful for in just one single day. We gathered together and asked the Lord's blessing. For the safe travel and wellness we offer our praises. For little ones rushing about and the ones who have grow. For parents and grandparents, sisters and sons, brothers and fathers, cousins and daughters, husbands and wives and loved ones so dear. Thank you dear Lord for the moments of time and for this day to be thankful.

"Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:20 NIV).

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