In His Praise — November 19, 2023

“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.”

Psalm 69:30

It is almost Thanksgiving Day. A day set aside to commemorate the faith of the Pilgrims as they braved their first harsh winter in the new land; and then celebrated with their Native American friends that had helped them. That first winter in the new land was more than rough. Some lost family members due to sickness, there was not enough food to sustain some and the winter was bitterly cold. But they remained faithful to God and God sent help through the friendly natives that lived nearby. The very first Thanksgiving meal was truly a celebration of praise and gratitude. Many probably retold their  story of survival for generations to come.

But over the years, Thanksgiving Day has become, for some, just another holiday. A day to be off work and school, a day to enjoy a big meal with family and friends or a day to watch or play  football.  There is nothing wrong with any of these things, as long as we put God in it. 

We are so blessed by our Heavenly Father! Everyday He showers us with His love, He supplies our needs; and He sent Jesus for our salvation. 

Surely we should express our gratitude to Him every moment of everyday!  The lives we live should reflect an attitude of gratitude as we  share with others about our wonderful Father. 

Let us join in David’s prayer recorded in 1 Chronicles 29:13, “Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”

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