G.K. Chesterton famously wrote, “Thanks are the highest form of thought” and “gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Having been away from Parish for an entire month, Karen and I feel the truth of that perhaps more than ever. We know that we are blessed beyond measure—and we are so glad we are able to express it so clearly together with our covenant family this Sunday as we worship. From Henry’s wonderful new setting for Psalm 149 to the grand old hymn Come, Ye Thankful People, Come and from the favorite In All The Land Rejoice to William Kethe’s traditional All People That On Earth Do Dwell, this Lord’s Day we give thanks, praising the Lord with a new song. And thus, once again we are able to see our “happiness doubled by wonder.” —George Grant
Key Words: Joyful, Serve, Gladness, Singing, Thanksgiving, Steadfast, Generations
Keystone Verse: Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. (Psalm 100:3)
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! 3 Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! 5 For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.