Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.
All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.
Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.
- Henry Alford
What are you thankful for? Are you thankful? At Thanksgiving, we all remember something that we are grateful for during the past year. Some families have everyone gather around the table and say something that they are thankful for. I remember doing that the year we were living in the British Virgin Islands, while serving as short-term missionaries. There were people around the table that day from the main island of Tortola and the surrounding islands as well a college student from Missouri. It was interesting to hear what they were thankful for. For my family it was a time of reminiscing as our pastor's wife had died the beginning of the month while we were away from New Jersey. It was the most unusual Thanksgiving that I can recollect, since it is not a holiday there; just a regular day with temperatures in the 80's, a far cry from our usual November weather.
This Thanksgiving, create a new holiday tradition, if you don’t already have one. Gather your family around your thanksgiving table and share the blessings of God. Maybe you could have your children each day write down something they are thankful for and then at the end of the month read it to the family. Be creative! As we remember those things that God has done for us, it will make us even more thankful.
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