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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Tuesday, July 16 2019

It's that wonderful week of the year again, Vacation Bible School. As I look back over the past 6 years, the word that comes to mind is thanksgiving. I am grateful for the warm welcome that we received upon moving here. I am thankful for the constant support that this church family and extended family provides during this week each year. I am blessed to have the opportunity to grow in my faith with this community of believers.

 

I believe that thanksgiving is all about what God has done. Since faith is our response to God's presence in our lives, then expressions of thanks are at the heart of our spiritual lives.

This time of year I am so grateful for the team of adults and youth that made Vacation Bible School happen. There are many people who work diligently behind the scenes in the spring through this week to make this a life changing experience for so many children.

 

What would you write in your thank you note to God today? Over the past few hours, days, weeks or months, what are you thankful for?

 

Many of the Psalms provide prayers and songs of thanksgiving. I was reading Psalm 100 recently and found it to be meaningful prayer of praise and thanksgiving.

 

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Amen."

 

Prayer for Today

Thanks be to you, Gracious God, for all the benefits which you have given me. O most merciful Redeemer, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.

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