The trumpeters and singers joined in unison… to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God. (2 Chronicles 5:13-14)
This weekend our nation sets aside a special time for the giving of thanks. It has to do with our history, it has to do with abundant lands and bountiful harvests, it has to do with surviving treacherous journeys and winning hard battles. Our ancestors were often overwhelmed with the opportunities and challenges that this vast dominion presented; conditions were brutal, the work was hard, but they were free and so they looked heavenward and gave thanks.
Those of us living in the shadow of the cross experience gratitude that goes far beyond issues of human survival or seasons of blessing.
Every day we turn to the one who has redeemed us from death, who has purchased us with HIS own blood; every day we realize who we are and what HE has done for us in spite of that. For us every day is Thanksgiving Day!
This Sunday morning at Dakota Joel Cormie will share a special holiday message he has entitled; “Remembering the Goodness of God.” Hope to see you there!