O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. (Psalm 95:1-3, KJV)What our Pastor said last week is true: "Once you start thinking of something you are thankful for, more things will come to mind."
God has blessed me so much and given me almost 62 years (my birthday is Dec. 13). I am so thankful that most of those years (all but the first 7) I spent knowing, loving and serving Jesus, my personal savior. What a blessing, privilege and honor to serve the true King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
One game I like to play in my Sunday School classes around Thanksgiving is Scattegories. I give them a letter and have them list things they are thankful for that begin with that letter in a minute (or whatever time limit I choose). Then they get a point for the things on their list that no one else has.
Another game I did last year with a small class of four 5th graders was to let them build towers with big cardboard blocks. They took turns naming things they were thankful for going through the alphabet. We got all the way up to "S" I think.
Okay, if you've read this far and are curious, here's my list (let me know if I didn't include something you are thankful for as well) (click on "read more" below the social media icons):
American citizenship actors
animal shelters artists
buses bus drivers
church colleges clocks
cooks clean water chirping birds
cab drivers cats creativity
cameras colors children
coats cars camps
chocolate cat litter
God's holiness God's love God's mercy
God's compassion God's forgiveness God's kindness
God's sovereignty God's omiscience God's omnipresence
God's power God's justice God's goodness
Godly parents gardens grass
games garbage men God's promises
mother musicals microwaves
Parma Heights Baptist Church
salvation shows servicewomen sunsets
spouse silverware schools seasons
singing sisters surgeons
songs sleep scanners
sidewalks shoes seamstresses
stars socks smells
stories sweaters sunshine
sports servicemen sunrises
toilet paper trees
TV things made by my mom & dad