Thursday, November 22, 2007

Most of All That Love Has Found Us

We share today our gratefulness for God's bountiful gifts with one of our favorite Thanksgiving hymns that inspired the subtitle for the Bentley Farm Gazette.

All eight of us children are home and are joined by Uncle Mark, Mom's parents and Dad's father. What a time of rejoicement in the gifts of community life in Jesus Christ!

We are so grateful for Christ's saving love that has found us and we pray that in this season of thanksgiving it may not be said of us, "This people praise Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me." (Isaiah 29:13)

May we show forth our praise not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves unto Your service, and by walking before You in holiness and righteousness all of our days. (Book of Common Prayer)