THANK YOU GOD
We thank you, God for everything . . .
That we possess today . . .
Our happiness and comfort and . . .
Our democratic way . . .
The freedom of our country that . . .
We struggle to defend . . .
Against whatever enemy . . .
That tyranny may end . . .
We thank You for the turkey and . . .
Delicious dressing too . . .
And for our sweet potatoes we . . .
Are grateful unto you . . .
We thank You, God, for life on earth . . .
And for security . . .
As You have been The Guardian . . .
Of every family . . .
We thank You, God, with all our hearts . . .
On This Thanksgiving Day . . .
And with Your blessing may live . . .
According to Your way.
Thanksgiving Blessings to you all.
This afternoon my family and I will be all together to share a meal and thank God for his blessings. One of the greatest blessings our family has received is faith in God. Our faith keeps us strong as we believe that no matter what happens our God is with us. It is a great comfort.
My family isn’t perfect and neither am I. We often get rowdy when we’re together and a little noisy I fear. I’ll never forget when DS#6 had his cancer surgery we were in his hospital room laughing and joking and a hospital chaplain came into the room and said it sounded like a party going on. It was a party. We were celebrating the fact that he survived the surgery. Laughter is the best medicine I know.
Even though this is an entirely different situation for us, I’m sure there will still be a celebration. We will thank God and be joyful for even though we’ve lost a loved one, we know we will all meet again. Our little one is in heaven with our dear Lord. There is life after death and we have the promise of eternal life.
Each day of my life in good times and bad I thank God for my blessings and rejoice in His unending Love.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Just this once, Lord,
I want to come to you with no problems,
but simply to say, Thank You:
For your forgiveness when I fail...
For the sheer joy of sleep when I'm terribly tired...
For the remedies for sickness when I am ill...
For the assurance that You have made a place especially for me...
For the joy of helping others when I see people in need...
For the earthly evidences of Your will...
For the fun that refreshes when everything gets too serious...
For the renewal in moments of silence...
For your abiding presence that makes
every day I live a day of thanks.
May your and yours be blessed this day
and give thanks with a grateful heart.
'On Ya' - ma