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posted Nov 25, 2020, 9:24 AM by Sherry Hinson

                                                     “THANKSGIVING?”

 

     What do you think of when you think of “Thanksgiving?”  Most of us think about the fact that it is a holiday when we do not have to  work. We are excited about getting together with our friends and

family to share a time of fellowship, fun, food and joy, (i.e. if the

Covid-19 Virus) permits us to do so.  It is that time to go home again

and renew old friendships and make new ones.  We think about the

turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, breads, puddings

and many other dishes to eat. 

     The Psalmist, King David must have been thinking of all the things he could be thankful for when he penned Psalm 103.  In this Psalm

David could not get over all God’s Mercies to him.  Listen to David’s

Words of “Thanksgiving!”

                        Psalm 103:1-5

                        Bless the LORD, O my soul;

                        And all that is within me, bless His holy name!

                        Bless the LORD, O my soul,

                        And forget not all His benefits:

                        WHO forgives all your iniquities,

                        WHO heals all your diseases,

                        WHO redeems your life from destruction,

                        WHO crowns you with lovingkindness

                        and tender mercies,

                        WHO satisfies your mouth with good things,

                        So that your youth is renewed like the eagles.

     King David was filled with “Thanksgiving” and praise to His God for all His blessings and benefits to him.  It is no wonder that David

also penned Psalm 100:4-5

                       Enter into His gates with THANKSGIVING

                       And into His courts with praise.

                       Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

                       For the LORD is good;

                       His mercy is everlasting,

                       And His truth endures to all generations.

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year in Christ’s Spirit of Gratitude!!

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