Happy Thanksgiving!

We just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving (even if it’s a few days early!).

The video we posted below is a song called “Gratitude” by Nicole Nordeman. The lyrics are below if you’d rather just read it. But, we encourage you to take the time to watch the video (about 4 1/2 minutes) because it makes it more powerful. It makes us think of the crisis in India right now. Regardless of our circumstances, we should still be able to say “thank you” to the Lord for all He’s done for us. Check out Lisa’s blog (linked to the left) for her list of 20 reasons to be thankful this year. And then add yours in a comment! Or, leave them as a comment here! We’d love to hear things you’re thankful for in 2008!

 

Send some rain, would You send some rain?
‘Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again
And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade
Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud?
Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down
Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid
But maybe not, not today
Maybe You’ll provide in other ways
And if that’s the case …

We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude
For lessons learned in how to thirst for You
How to bless the very sun that warms our face
If You never send us rain

Daily bread, give us daily bread
Bless our bodies, keep our children fed
Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight
Wrap us up and warm us through
Tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs
Let us slumber safe from danger’s view this time
Or maybe not, not today
Maybe You’ll provide in other ways
And if that’s the case …

We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude
A lesson learned to hunger after You
That a starry sky offers a better view
If no roof is overhead
And if we never taste that bread

Oh, the differences that often are between
Everything we want and what we really need

So grant us peace, Jesus, grant us peace
Move our hearts to hear a single beat
Between alibis and enemies tonight
Or maybe not, not today
Peace might be another world away
And if that’s the case …

We’ll give thanks to You with gratitude
For lessons learned in how to trust in You
That we are blessd beyond what we could ever dream
In abundance or in need
And if You never grant us peace …

But, Jesus, would You please …

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