Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving

In Psalm 107, verse 8, the Psalmist adjures "O that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!"
On 11/16, the poet writes

For what shall I be thankful?
For what shall I be not?!
For God, He is responsible,
for all that I have got!
All that I can pray for,
all that I receive,
I give the glory unto Him
in Whom I do believe!

For God, He is Provider
of everything I own.
And what is not yet ours He,
by faith, has clearly shown:
healing to my body,
peace unto my soul,
joy unto my spirit-
in Him, completely whole!

So what then is 'Thanksgiving?'
It is a way of life
unto this humble writer,
unto his precious wife,
and unto all who cling to Him,
His wisdom and His ways-
Thanksgiving-it is here and now,
and all throughout my days!

For what are you thankful?
Is it only enough to mention at a meal?
Does it only fill one day?
But live Thanksgiving every day that you are alive!!
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