Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oh Give Thanks Unto the Lord

Now is always a good time to give thanks:

Of David. I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth, and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD. For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Psalms 138:1-8 ESV

I give thanks on this day for all of my Christian friends, brothers and sisters in Christ joined together by water and blood.

I give thanks for God’s wondrous creation that sustains our bodies and expounds His glory. I give thanks for curiosity and joy, for art and music. I give thanks for my God-given vocations, through which I can serve my neighbor. I give thanks for the opportunity God has given me to serve the Gospel through this blog.

I give thanks for you.

Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever.

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