Thank You, God.

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Today I’d like to share two great Thanksgiving memories with you.

The first: Watching the Macy’s Day Parade as my mom’s turkey, dressing, and homemade pecan pie filled our house with a mouthwatering aroma. I’ve given you Kermit. You will have to come up with your own turkey and pie.

The second: Attending Thanksgiving services at St. Andrews  Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, Florida. We always sang these wonderful lyrics, published by Theodore Baker in 1894.

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

We also had an open mike session, a time when all who were present were given an opportunity to proclaim God’s goodness and describe that for which they were thankful. I will begin. I am thankful to be healthy and to be surrounded by a family who loves me. (Of course, that’s just the beginning of my list.)

Now it’s your turn. What’s on the top of your “Thank you, God” list this year?

And to all of you, may this be a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

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One thought on “Thank You, God.

  1. When we first came to Houston in January 1957, we knew no one. God was so good and by Thanksgiving, we were involved in our church and had made friends to invite for Thanksgiving dinner. As I recall, that year, 1958, was our first to produce a dinner. What brought joy was not the food, good as it turned out, but the guests who came to our first home and our two little ones at that time. And now, years later, we live in a small cottage in a Retirement Village in Spring. The Lord has given us two of our families here in The Woodlands and we will celebrate with them. Again, the joy comes from being with loved ones-and thinking of the other ones, spread across the United State. God is so good to us, whether young with little children or married 65 years with great grand-children.

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