Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving...that's why it's called THANKS!

Hey y'all! Sorry that I always have to start my posts with....sorry! Well, perhaps not always, but it does happen often. My grandpa came in yesterday (Germany) for a 2 week visit. So, I will NOT be posting THAT much. It's kind of crazy over here. It's nice though, to have him here. It's been 11 months already. Anyways, I just want to wish all of you a happy, happy Thanksgiving! I know this is a day which our country has called, "Turkey Day!" It may just mean food, family, friends and football to you, but it's a day for being grateful! Thankful for all the blessings God has poured upon us this year and our life. We are all blessed too much and forget to thank the Lord! I want you, if you can, take the moment and read this poem!

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited


--Scott Wesemann

Isn't this beautiful!? God is good, good to us and provides EVERYTHING we need. Take the moment and thank him for all he's done in your life. That's why it's called THANKSgiving day, and not UN-THANKFUL day! Have a great DAY!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Vanessa, I sawyou got 0comments. C'mon ya'll, seriously! This is one of the greatest posts I've ever seen! Aside from Christmas, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I especially liked the part where the guy says "thank You... for my freedom..." It sent chills up my spine. My freedom was the thing I was most thankful for on Thanksgiving, aside from my wonderful family!