With Hearts & Hands & Voices
November 27, 2014 § Leave a comment
“To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.”
From Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863
Whether you are in NYC at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (the pic above is from our whirlwind, one day train trip in 2011), the snow-topped mountains of North Carolina, in sunny Florida (where our family is gathered), or even in painful Ferguson, Missouri, I hope the day brings rest and the sweetness of God’s presence to you and yours.
Happy Thanksgiving, Friends.
Now thank we all our God,
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom this world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.
Martin Rinkart, 17th Century