I didn’t know enough Thanksgiving Songs so Linda and I made one up the day before Thanksgiving and sang it at the Senior Nutrition Center and the Circle of Friends.
Give thanks to God who sees and provides
Give thanks to the Spirit that loves and guides
Thanks for friends and neighbors
In whom love abides
Thank you God for being you
Without you what would we do
Even when we’re in a stew
You are true
Thank you God for being here
Freeing our hearts from doubt and fear
Now we bow our heads and pray
In thanks this day.
Notes and Corrections:
The “God who sees” is from the story of Hagar inSo she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “Thou art a God of seeing”; for she said, “Have I really seen God and remained alive after seeing him?”
I misspoke in this video when I said it was the episode where the well appears. It is actually from the earlier episode when Hagar fled before Ishmael was born. Both stories are worth reading because Hagar is one of the few women in the Bible for whom a theophany is recorded not just once but twice. The second occurs in Gen 21:17 after the birth of Isaac, when Abraham sends her and Ismael away at Sarah’s request.
The “God who provides” is from the story of Abraham and Isaac.So Abraham called the name of that place The LORD will provide; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”
Happy Thanksgiving! May your heart be filled with gratitude to our loving Heavenly Father who sees and provides.