The dictionary defines thanksgiving as the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God; an expression of thanks, especially to God; a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness; a day set apart for giving thanks to God.
As we approach Thanksgiving Day please take a few minutes with me to reflect on a familiar passage from Psalms? “O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good…” Psalm 107:1a
What are we told to do? (Give thanks) Who do we thank? (The LORD) Who is the LORD? Jehovah-the “existing one.” Our eternal God. Why should we thank Him? Because He is good, He is worthy of our praise and thanksgiving. (Verse 8) “Oh that man would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” What are some of those works? The work of Salvation. “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so.” (Verse 2) Sin separated us from God-Jesus became our redeemer and bought us back to Himself. (Verse 9) He satisfies and fills the hungry soul with goodness. (Verses 23-30) Talks about His protection when the storms of life come. (Verses 36-37) Talks about His spiritual and physical provisions.
This Thanksgiving let us be thankful to the LORD for His wonderful works, that He saves, satisfies, protects and provides for each of us.
I don’t have a lot of riches, and sometimes the going’s tough.
But I’ve got a family who loves me, and that makes me rich enough.
So I just thank God for His blessings and the mercy He’s bestowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, because my cup has overflowed!
I remember when things went wrong, and my faith grew kind of thin.
But after a while, those clouds broke, and the sun peeked through again.
So Lord, help me not gripe about the tough rows I have hoed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, because my cup has overflowed.