Welcome to our series, 5 Days of Thanksgiving Family Devotions! We pray these 5 days of devotionals will encourage your family to reflect on God’s many blessings during this season. Catch up on the whole series here.
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!”
What a beautiful verse from the Psalms! We have so many reasons to come to God with thanksgiving and praise. Psalm 95 lists some of them—let’s see how many we can find: (God is our salvation; God is a great God; God is the King above all kings; The earth belongs to God; The mountains belong to God; God made the sea; God made the land).
As we prepare for Thanksgiving this week, let’s make sure we remember the One to whom we owe thanks for every good thing! Isn’t it amazing to know that we belong to God, but also that the whole world belongs to God? He loves the world and everything He created, and He calls us to love those things too.
1. What do you think it means to “make a joyful noise”?
2. What is your favorite part of God’s creation?
3. What is one way you can show your thanks to God by taking care of the things He made?
Let’s take a moment to think about all the things we have to thank God for, and how He calls us to love the things He has created. Then let’s pray and ask Him to always help us be aware of His blessings and to be grateful for them.