Limbering Up for Thanksgiving
November 24, 2019
preached by Kent Dahlberg
Time of Reflection Quotations
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
~Influential British journalist and author G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
“Thou hast given so much to me, give one thing more: a grateful heart.”
~George Herbert (1593-1633), Anglican priest and British poet, from his poem “Gratefulness”
“If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.”
~Meister Eckhart (German theologian, 1260-1328 A.D.)
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
~Cicero (106-43 BC)
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
~the Apostle Paul, in his first letter to the Thessalonians (5:16-18)
“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not…”
“If God forgives us, we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, we are setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”
~ C.S. Lewis, from his Collected Letters (lightly edited)
Psalm 100:1-5 (NLT)
1 Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth!
2 Worship the LORD with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.