Holiday Traditions: Gratefulness

Holiday Traditions:  Gratefulness

We have so much!  So, yesterday, when I had my kids sit down and draw pictures of all the things they are thankful for, I wasn’t surprised when their lists went on and on and on.    Mine:  My kids.  My family.  My home.  Health (restored after a tough year).  The fact that I once again love coffee after being unable to drink it without throwing up when I was pregnant.   And, the list goes on and on and on…

But, I started thinking:  What about Jesus?  Yes, we have wonderful family and friends and a home and food and toys and clothes and everything we need… but isn’t the ultimate gift we have Jesus himself?  How can I teach my kids to be thankful for Jesus?

This week:  Gratefulness

Scriptural Foundation:  Psalm 95

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.

For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.

Gratefulness Day

This week, we’re having Gratefulness Day on Wednesday, where we’re going to focus on one of the reasons we’re grateful for Jesus.  He chose us.  He saved us.  He blesses us.  He loves us.

Here are a few of the stories we’re reading:

Jesus calms the storm (Matthew 8)

Parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25)

Here are a few of the songs we’re singing:

I love you Lord

–  Jesus I love you


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