This month, our nation sets aside a special day to give thanks to God. While it is great to feel grateful for our many material blessings, the Christian also understands how much more of a debt of gratitude we owe to Him for the spiritual ones (Eph. 1:3). As you sit down to enjoy food, family, and fellowship next week, remember the most important gifts God has given.
T ruth and time, the thunderous triumph o’er the tomb
H eaven and hope happily hold the heart and hearth and home
A bundant atonement authors an assurance and assistance
N ewness and nearness nobly negates a nagging nonexistence.
K ing of kings who keeps us as His kin so keen and kind
S on of Man sits supremely in His sovereignty sublime
G iving gifts, gladness and goodness, gentleness and grace
I ntercession, insight, illumination and important interface.
V ery blessed of all the earth are God’s forgiven race
I nfinitely He’s given us gifts and longs to meet us face to face
N ever let a day go by that you neglect to show Him recognition
G od is good, His glory bright, let’s give Him due submission! — NP
“Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name” (1 Chron. 16:8)
“I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness” (Ps. 7:17)
“It is good to give thanks to the LORD” (Ps. 92:1)
“Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness” (Ps. 107:8,15, 21,31) “I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart” (Ps. 9:1; 111:1)
“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good” (Ps. 118:1,29; 136:1).
“Give thanks to the LORD of hosts” (Jer. 33:11).