Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving

Hello Everybody!
Today I would like to share some thoughts on Thanksgiving. I was reading a devotional called "Morning and Evening" by Charles Spurgeon. It is an amazing book! I would recommend it to anyone! Anyways, here are some of Spurgeon's thoughts:

O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men. ~Psalm 107:8

"If we complained less, and praised more, we should be happier, and God would be more glorified. Let us daily praise God for common mercies -- common as we frequently call them, and yet so priceless, that when deprived of them we are ready to perish. Let us bless God for the eyes with which we behold the sun, for the health and strength to walk abroad, for the bread we eat, for the raiment we wear. Let us praise Him that we are not cast out among the hopeless, or confined amongst the guilty; let us thank Him for liberty, for friends, for family associations and comforts; let us praise Him, in fact, for everything which we receive from His bounteous hand, for we deserve little, and yet are most plenteously endowed. But, beloved, the sweetest and the loudest note in our songs of praise should be of redeeming love. God's redeeming acts towards His chosen are for ever the favorite themes of their praise. If we know what redemption means, let us not withhold our sonnets of thanksgiving. We have been redeemed from the power of our corruptions, uplifted from the depth of sin in which we were naturally plunged. We have been led to the cross of Christ -- our shackles of guilt have been broken off; we are no longer slaves, but children of the living God, and can antedate (I had to look this word up! :) It means: To be of an earlier date than; precede in time.) the period when we shall be presented before the throne without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. Even now by faith we wave the palm-branch and wrap ourselves about with the fair linen which is to be our everlasting array, and shall we not unceasingly give thanks to the Lord our Redeemer? Child of God, canst thou be silent?...'Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.'..."

Lets praise the Lord this Thanksgiving, and all year around, for common mercies which we tend to take for granted; but most of all, lets thank Him for redeeming love.

Thanksgiving is usually a fun time of family get-togethers, eating good food, and eating more good food! (Which is something I can do well!) I'm sure you all have fun, quirky, or otherwise interesting Thanksgiving traditions! Or maybe you have a hilarious Thanksgiving story/memory that you'd like to share! We'd love to hear about it! You can do that by leaving a note in the comment box. It will be fun to see how everyone celebrates Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Keri
"...be thankful unto Him,
and bless His name."

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