Happy Thanksgiving 2018

by | Nov 22, 2018 | Holidays, Special Series | 1 comment

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours on this day when we celebrate everything God has done for us!

To continue with our Christmas Playlist series that we kicked off earlier this week, Brother P. is sharing why he thinks that “O Come All Ye Faithful” fits the bill today.

O Come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
O Sing all ye citizens of heaven above.
Glory to God, all glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Yea! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! To Thee be all Glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

In a way, this song reminds me of communion. During the communion part of our service, we stop the preaching, testifying, and anointing and focus on Jesus’s sacrifice. We take ourselves back to a time and place where we have never physically been, and we “remember.”

This song takes us back approximately three decades further than communion, and we enter this stable, feel the cold air, smell the livestock, see the look of exhaustion on this new mother’s face, and we feel sympathy for her for just a second…

But then we see the feeding trough; we hear a cry; and we almost explode as we realize that we are in the presence of our Creator. And we join the army of angels in heaven with every bit of volume that we can muster, calling the faithful, the joyful, and the triumphant to come and adore Him.

Now that is what I call Thanksgiving!

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  • Brother P. lives in the mountains with his wife and two boys who he's tremendously thankful for.

1 Comment

  1. Teri-Lyn Tunno

    Amen Brother P! Awesome blog!

    Reply

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