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I have prepared songs for the coming days. If there is a hymn that speaks to you, I would welcome suggestions.
It’s the day before Thanksgiving and even though we’ve done a devotion based on the
song “Give Thanks” once before it seemed too appropriate not to use it again. It is the favorite of some of the younger folks at church. Tomorrow when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner
even if it’s with a smaller group than usual, we remember as the song says, to give thanks to the Holy one who has given us Jesus Christ his Son. With Covid-19 and the poor economy along
with how weak we feel about the guilt of all of our personal sins, most of us at least, will relate to being reminded that because of Jesus, the weak can say I am strong, and the poor say I am
rich. It’s Jesus’ righteousness given to us on the cross of Calvary that makes us “strong” and “rich.” As the Psalmist says in Psalm 7:17: “I will give thanks to the Lord because of his
righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.” It’s is Jesus’ righteousness shown in his perfect life, death and resurrection that makes us righteous. The weakness
of our sin is overcome. So tomorrow when you sit down to be thankful, even in these difficult times, remember that we give thanks to God for sending us His Son. And that will more than
overcome the things we might feel we are missing this year, including not being able to be with family or maybe to have a job. Listen to the song and
My Prayer for You (lyrics) ~ Alisa Turner