Psalm 100: 4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courtyards with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

It’s been a hard year but let’s give thanks for all the Lord is. Offer him sacrifices of thanksgiving. What if we did that, made thanksgiving offerings.  That is what they did in the Old Testament.  They showed their thanks in a tangible way by taking an offering to the church.

Like the Pilgrims of old, let’s be grateful for having survived the year and that we have food to eat. And while we are giving thanks, let’s remember those who perished this year and who don’t have food. Open your heart to the joy of the Lord but also to His heart of compassion. Thank you, Father, for looking after us and please care for all the people who don’t know you and feed those who are hungry. Thank you.

Thanksgiving Offering


Psalm 100: 4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

What would you like to say to Father if you could sit with Him face to face?  Does today’s verse capture the essence of your sentiment?

We are far enough removed from the harvest that we don’t experience the relief and exaltation of having a crop come in.  That is, however, what this holiday is intended to embody.  Though it is a time for family and festivities, it is ultimately the one day of the year, above all others, that we are meant to pause and give thanks.  Mom might have gone to the market and bought the food and cooked it but our heavenly Father is truly the source of all of our bounty.  Praise the Lord that we have money to buy food!  Give thanks for friends and family with whom to share God’s blessings.

I give thanks to my God for you as well.  You carry the torch of God’s light and you keep me going with your faithfulness.  I pray, in the name of my Lord and savior, that you will be blessed and touched with his beautiful grace this Thanksgiving Day!