O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. (Psalm 95:1-3, KJV)What our Pastor said last week is true: "Once you start thinking of something you are thankful for, more things will come to mind."
God has blessed me so much and given me almost 62 years (my birthday is Dec. 13). I am so thankful that most of those years (all but the first 7) I spent knowing, loving and serving Jesus, my personal savior. What a blessing, privilege and honor to serve the true King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
One game I like to play in my Sunday School classes around Thanksgiving is Scattegories. I give them a letter and have them list things they are thankful for that begin with that letter in a minute (or whatever time limit I choose). Then they get a point for the things on their list that no one else has.
Another game I did last year with a small class of four 5th graders was to let them build towers with big cardboard blocks. They took turns naming things they were thankful for going through the alphabet. We got all the way up to "S" I think.
Okay, if you've read this far and are curious, here's my list (let me know if I didn't include something you are thankful for as well) (click on "read more" below the social media icons):