My Son Matthew is Thankful

What Matthew is Thankful For

Matthew’s thankful list : that Jesus made the sky, for all my family, for God, Christmas trees, Christmas lights, chocolate milk, trains, Disney World, for Karis because she plays with me, for Alyssa because she has soft hair, daddy because he plays hotwheels and trains with me, for mommy because she hugs and kisses me all day.

[Note: Matthew made this Pilgrims and Indians table centerpiece from toilet paper tubes and felt.]



Here’s a Thanksgiving Special from Moody Radio you can listen to with your family…

The Crossing: A Cabin Boy’s Journal

Join Patrick Blythe, a cabin boy on the Mayflower, as he journeys across the Atlanic. Like most of the crew, Patrick is irreligious and derisive toward the pilgrims but finds himself pulled in two directions—toward the God of the pilgrims and toward the relative safety of his coarse companions.

Listen to Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Why Give Thanks?

    • Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. (2 Cor 9:15)
    • Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light (Col 1:12)

How to Thank God

    • Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 5:19-20)
    • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Col 3:16-17)

What is the Result of Giving Thanks?

  • For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. (2 Cor 4:15)

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