A Psalm for Giving Thanks
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
This has always been my very favorite holiday made special to me by my Grandmom Hamilton who was an immigrant to America is 1904. It was the first holiday they celebrated as a family after she arrived with her mother and siblings to join her father who came first to secure a job and housing. Every year Grandmom made it full of food, fun and family. I will always treasure those memories.
Bob and I are 1400 miles from our families but it doesn't stop us from giving thanks and sharing a meal with someone. We're having a fella (or 2) from our church share our table and the Lords bounty to us. We are blessed among men. Truly blessed!
As always we will list the 5 things we are most thankful for, just as the Pilgrims who survived that first year with only 5 kernels of corn.
2. I'm thankful for my family near and far.
3. I'm thankful for our 2 new grandlittles who arrived this year to bless our lives.
4. I'm thankful for my church family at Percilla Community Church and the love that abounds there.
5. I'm thankful for The Shepherd's Studio and the hands that built it! (even with it's S L O W internet connection!!!)