Psalm 95:1–6 (KJV)
1O come, let us sing unto the Lord: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, And make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3For the Lord is a great God, And a great King above all gods.
4In his hand are the deep places of the earth: The strength of the hills is his also.
5The sea is his, and he made it: And his hands formed the dry land.
6O come, let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
If, as Cicero once said, “Thanks is the parent of all other virtues,” then I propose that her firstborn is Love, her second born is Faith, and her third born is Hope. Her firstborn grandchild is Sacrifice, born of Love; her second born grandchild is Grace, born of Faith; and her third born grandchild, born of Hope, is Courage.
Got Thanks? This comparative genealogy allows us to watch and listen for those unmistakeable family members of Thanks in our hearts and in the spirit surrounding our dinner tables today. May we each see overwhelming evidence of Thanksgiving in our lives, on this particular Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving is worthless without thanks-living!
Happy Thanksgiving from Pastor Haymon and family! We’re so very thankful for our friends, family, and the CAC congregation today.