A Post for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Post for November 26

Original post from Vibrant Magazine

Oh, how I love Thanksgiving! It’s such a special time of year, families and friends getting together sharing with each other fond memories of times past. What a wonderful moment in life to stop and join with the people we love, to give thanks to God for all the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us. And of course, don’t forget the best part: the dinner! I always remember to wear loose clothing on Thanksgiving; probably you do too!

You know we talk a lot about diet, exercise, and disease. But our total health depends on a balance among our physical, mental, and spiritual avenues. And giving thanks is a part of that overall balance that promotes wellbeing. It’s important for our health to commune with God and to give Him gratitude and recognition for our many blessings.

So, in light of this wonderful holiday I thought we could share some beautiful songs, quotes, and scripture passages to uplift our hearts and give thanks for our health. Here’s a fantastic hymn thanking God for our harvest. The lyrics were taken from thanksgiving.com, but you can also find it in your churches hymnals too.

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

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.

For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.

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.

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