Today is Thanksgiving. From tradition we might believe this idea originated with the Pilgrims on the Massachusetts shore hundreds of years ago.
But my friend, David, from the book of Psalms understood this concept long before William Bradford and Mary Allerton.
“I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.” Psalm 7:17
“Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95:2
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1
Today what presses on my heart and causes it to lift in thanksgiving?
Here is my Thanksgiving List. As usual there is really no particular order.
New Testament Survey Class
memories—old and new
Olivia’s bruised dancing feet
Abby’s gorgeous smile
Anna’s profound words
Katherine’s intense passion
standing on tip-toe
My daughters’ father
the library, my job, and the staff
dreams and wishes
The Body of Christ
Did I mention my four daughters?