One of the greatest passages of scripture ever written on thanksgiving was written by the Apostle Paul from a dark, damp prison cell to a church undergoing tremendous adversity and even persecution. Yet words of thankfulness seem to flow from Paul's pen. Listen to these great words:
(scripture of the week)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. (Philippians 4.4-8)
(prayer of the week)
Lord, thank you for the bounty and blessings you have poured out on my life; for blessings of country and community, of family and faith, of home and hearth, and so much more. But above all these blessings we thank you for the love of our Lord Jesus and your eternal mercies, amen.
(quote of the week)
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul --Henry Ward Beecher