Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” vss. 2-3Psalm 95:1-7a
Thanksgiving is on everyone’s minds today. At least the eating and drinking part! Most of us are preparing for an amazing feast, and in most of our homes we’re going to be eating pretty much the same things. It seems we all have our favorites and we have the idea that this holiday is for nostalgia, experiencing the same tastes and fragrances that we have in the past. Heaven help us if we forget the recipe passed down from our grandmother–even if the kids won’t eat it, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. And maybe there’ll even be a special prayer at the meal! Sometimes even dad will pray, and give thanks for family, friends, and country. It really is a special feast, full of memories and traditions. And it’s a particularly good time for remembering our great God. After all, that’s the greatest blessing of all! And it’s important to remember that our God is more than we even imagine. God is, and there is nothing that is not God. We encounter God with every breath and God is present wherever we are. All things came into being through God, and in God all people are born and live and have their being. Wow! No wonder the psalmist insisted on songs of praise. Our God is greater than great!
Thought for the Day: What Thanksgiving tradition is most precious to me?