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My God is…to be thanked Psalm 136

22 Nov

Psalm 136 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.

to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
who made the great lights—
His love endures forever.
the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.

to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
His love endures forever.
and brought Israel out from among them
His love endures forever.
with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.

to him who divided the Red Sea asunder
His love endures forever.
and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
His love endures forever.

to him who led his people through the wilderness;
His love endures forever.

to him who struck down great kings,
His love endures forever.
and killed mighty kings—
His love endures forever.
Sihon king of the Amorites
His love endures forever.
and Og king of Bashan—
His love endures forever.
and gave their land as an inheritance,
His love endures forever.
an inheritance to his servant Israel.
His love endures forever.

He remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
and freed us from our enemies.
His love endures forever.
He gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.

Happy Thanksgiving! Yes I’m writing this on Thanksgiving, waiting for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to start, and hours before I make my fruit salad for Thanksgiving dinner at our friends house. Living far from family, we’re very grateful for the family the Lord has given us here.

To Him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.

All month-long I’ve been blessed to read the thanks of my friends on Facebook. People have been sharing such amazing things, and I believe sharing the great wonders that have happened in their lives, blesses others and points us all back to God – His love endures forever.

He remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.

We are so blessed that our God cares about us. Often we don’t even properly care for each other. We think that we’re better than others, or that they’re not working hard enough, or they’ve brought their troubles on themselves. Isn’t that true for most of us. OK, some of us may just have bad things happening to them, with no cause in sight, but most of us know why the bad stuff has happened. We know what has led up to our troubles. We have usually put ourselves in the position we’re now going through in life. We are no better or worse than others we meet. We try to justify our position, but the truth is, we may not have handled what they’ve been through any differently than they did. There is one who cares about us no matter the condition of our heart, our mind or our bank account. God has loved us in our low estate. He cares for us no matter what. His love endures forever.

He gives food to every creature. His love endures forever.

It’s hard to talk about Thanksgiving without thinking about food, but what a blessing it is that the Lord provides the food that we need. that he provides it for all who call on his name. For my family and I, more than once we’ve wondered how we were going to make ends meet, but our Lord has always provided us with food and shelter. In our country so many of us are blessed with an abundance of food. Let us remember to thank our Lord for this blessing. His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

Our God is good. While you enjoy your big meal, some football and games with the family, remember this day the one who has given it all to you. Give thanks tot the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

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Posted by on November 22, 2012 in My God is to be thanked, Psalm

 

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