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THANKSGIVING NUMBER “ It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High!” (Psa. 92:1). “ I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving” (Psa. 69:30). “ Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (2 Oor. 9:15). “ Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place” (2 Cor. 2 :14 ). For all that God in mercy sends; For health and children, home and friends,
For comfort in the time of need, For every kindly word and deed; For happy thoughts and holy talk, For guidance in our daily walk. For everything give thanks!
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GIVING THANKS We say “ Giving Thanks” instead of “ Thanksgiving” because in our day the term “ Thanksgiving” means, to many, a holiday, a turkey dinner, a good time, in which our Father, the Giver of every good gift, is largely overlooked or forgotten. Giving thanks becometh us in this land of ours—the chosen land among the nations—the land flowing with milk and honey—the richest, most pros perous of all lands—the land founded by our good fathers upon the Word of God—the land that owes all that it has and is, of good, to the Bible. It is becoming in us to give Him thanks. We cannot turn the tide of Thanksgiving Day, but those of us who love our Lord and who recognize His hand of blessing, His wondrous grace to usward, can give thanks from gratified hearts, and from thankful hearts we can say, “God Is the Lord, which hath shewed us light; bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee; thou art my God, I will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psa. 118:27-29). We can give Him all glory and praise for all of His gifts to us, and we can do another thing—a needful thing—never more needed than now: We can pray as well as praise. We can plead with Him for the land we love ; pray that His Word may be honored by those who have humiliated' it; pray that His Son, our Lord,' may be adored as the promised, Virgin-bom Re deemer by those who have abased Him by casting doubts upon His virgin birth; pray that preachers and teachers throughout the land may -ex-alt Jesus Christ as the Father has exalted Him to be King of kings, and Lord of lords. Thank God, we can do this on Thanksgiving Day, and, thank God, we can make every day a day of giving thanks. When we rise in the morning,
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