Thanks Be to God

As I connect with my brothers and friends this thanksgiving eve to find out everyone’s plans, I’m thinking about all I have to be thankful for.  Rather than enumerating a lengthy list, I’ll make it simple.  Let’s thank God.  Take a look at Psalm 136.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  His love endures forever.  Give thanks to the God of gods.  HIs love endures forever.  Give thanks to the Lord of lords;  His love endures forever.  to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.  who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.  who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever.  who made the great lights-His love endures forever.  the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever.  the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.  to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever.  and brought Israel out from among them His love endures forever.  with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever.  to him who divided the Red Sea asunder His love endures forever.  and brought Israel through the midst of it, His Love endures forever.  but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; His love endures forever.  to him who led his people through the desert, His love endures forever. who struck down great kings, His love endures forever.  and killed mighty kings-His love endures forever.  and Og king of Bashan-His love endures forever.  and gave their land as an inheritance, His love endures forever.  an inheritance to his servant Israel; His love endures forever.  to the One who remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever. and freed us from our enemies, His love endures forever.  and who gives food to every creature.  His love endures forever.  Give thanks to the God of heaven.   His love endures forever.”

I’ve quoted 1 John 4:15 before.  I’ll do it now, as it is a powerful message for us.  “God is love.  Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”  God’s love will not fail us.

Whether you’re one of the multitude of people that finds this time of year difficult or not, God’s love is a constant.  This thanksgiving, let’s be thankful for God and his son, Jesus Christ.  Have a blessed thanksgiving.

2 thoughts on “Thanks Be to God

  1. Very true! This time of year may be difficult for many people. Keeping our focus on gratitude and God’s love helps shift the weight of sadness and loss. Carrying one another’s burdens spreads the joy and lifts the spirits of our “community.”

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    1. Thank you so much for your insight, Beverly. Sarah

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