Thanksgiving is a time to voice the ways we are thankful. It’s a time that we hope to gather with loved ones and pause to give thanks for the blessings that we enjoy. When you give thanks this week, what blessings will you name?
A well known hymn Now Thank We All Our God offers these lyrics:
Now thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices,
who, from our mothers’ arms has blest us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
These last few weeks we have shared with you a number of ways members of St. Peter’s give thanks to God. Some give thanks for spouses of many years who have journeyed with them through thick and thin. Some give thanks for the exciting new adventure of college or the new opportunities offered to them to use their talents. Some give thanks for the blessing of family, children, and grandchildren.
In this time of Thanksgiving may we be reminded of God’s countenance in our lives.
Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father
A prayer that we may share this Thanksgiving:
Almighty God our Father, your generous goodness comes to us new every day. By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
May you have a happy Thanksgiving and may you see the love of God and the face of Christ in those near you this holiday.