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Give Thanks

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.
-2 Corinthians 8:9

Give thanks, from a grateful heart.  Gratefulness is an awesome blessing.  Are you grateful?

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  To me, it has all the holidays, including the Jewish ones, rolled up into one.

Thanksgiving is about being thankful together.  We are together with God and with one another.  God has always wanted us together, with him, living in fellowship.

To be thankful is to be simply alive to God.  The recognition of God gives us thankfulness and gratefulness.  When we are thankful to God, we enter into his presence.

The song, "Give Thanks From a Grateful Heart", was written by Henry Smith, in 1978. Henry was a young seminary graduate and wrote the song when he was struggling to find work and coming to terms with a degenerative eye condition that would eventually leave him legally blind.  Here is a link to more of his story behind the song.


Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"

And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"








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