THE ADDED BLESSINGS
Heavenly Father, we come today with a big thank-you.
We’ve found You give us what we need,
We received our daily bread,
The turkey came with dressing.
And ice cream with our pie.
But our thank-yous aren’t just for food.
You’ve blessed our lives in every way.
Thank you for our families – the children,
You’ve blessed us with good friends;
We see Your Giving Hand wherever we look.
Daily You display Your beautiful creation,
and we enjoy the sweet music of bird songs
Thank you for another day, another month, another year.
You are the One who gives us breath, and keeps our
But the greatest gift of all is knowing that You love us.
Today my stomach is satisfied with good food.
And should I try for years without end,
I never could thank You for all of Your blessings.
THE ORIGINAL THANKSGIVING
If I had visited the Pilgrims that first Thanksgiving Day,
I can only imagine how inspired I’d have been
These Pilgrims set aside a day to thank the Lord above
These Pilgrims had trusting hearts, and they were generous too.
They shared their feast with their neighbors – an Indian tribe or two.
There were no racist problems here. They treated them as friends.
That day the Pilgrims’ lights did shine as their “thank” givings
The Indians watched the Pilgrims celebrate and they perhaps were
“This God they are worshiping. He really must be great.”
Now on our Thanksgiving Day as we sit to eat we’re told,
If Governor Bradford, that old Pilgrim, had stopped at our
“My friends, here I don’t recognize our Special Thanksgiving Day.
Today you seem to have forgotten an important part –
IF BIRDS COULD TALK
The robin on the lawn
was a handsome bird.
With a characteristic hop,
he bent to grab an insect from the grass.
Then paused and stood erect,
a stately form in his formal best,
his dark tuxedo with the rust-colored vest.
This confident bird a message sent,
“You can see that I’m content.
God made me a robin;
I’m His design.
And a happier robin you’ll never find.”
“But you humans, I hear you grumble a lot,
always complaining about what you’re not.
Not satisfied with who you are,
forgetting you’re God’s crowning glory by far.
So hold your head high,
you’re His special creation,
with even a close “Father-child” relation.
And the fact that He loves you, what joy that should bring,
what daily contentment and worshiping.”
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