Today we had a Devotion Worship. As you can imagine, we talked about being Thankful.
I started with couple of videos about turkeys. This first one is a song about turkeys. The second one showed real turkeys and how they gobble. The kids (and teachers) thought this was interesting.
I then asked the kids “Why are we talking about turkeys?” They quickly replied, “Because it’s Thanksgiving.” I then asked, “But is Thanksgiving just about turkeys?”
We talked about being thankful. I read the scripture,
Let us come before God with Thanksgiving and praise him with music and song. Psalm 95:2
We then talked about what we are thanful for. Some of the responses included; my house, the world, presents, rabbits, food.
Did you know we use other words sometimes to say we are thankful. Gratefulness and praise are also part of giving God thanks for all we have. The Bible verse also mentioned singing as another way to thank and praise God.
We ended by watching and dancing to a wonderful Group VBS song, THANKFUL.
After class today we had a teacher training. We also did our weekly joys and concerns with the staff. We ended by saying the prayers each class is currently using. We also said the prayer by Dear Abby.
O heavenly Father:
We thank thee for food and remember the hungry.
We thank thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service
That thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and may God bless you and yours.
Wish wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
And may we all be thankful for our many blessings.