Thanksgiving this year is different. There is a lot of worldly uncertainty and it can be easy to be swept into the chaos. Thanksgiving is a time of fellowship, giving thanks, and feasting! It’s a time where family and friends come together to share a meal, make memories, and enjoy each others’ presence. However, this year has proven to be challenging due to the current climate and state of the world; which is all the more reason to be grateful and give thanks.
Here are some bible verses in giving thanks and remembering the spirit of Thanksgiving- to be grateful for what we have been blessed with.
Psalm 100 is all about thanksgiving. The psalm shares a verse with 1 Chronicles 16:34 when it reads his faithful love endures forever.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever.”1 Chronicles 16:34
In Matthew 15:32-39, there is a moment described during Jesus’ ministry where he fed four thousand people. While taking seven loaves of bread and fish, Jesus gave thanks.
“After commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground, he took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks, broke them, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowd.”Matthew 15:35-36
Later, in Matthew 26:27, during the first Lord’s supper, Jesus broke bread with his disciples. After blessing the bread, he proceeded to get a cup (filled with liquid) and gave thanks.
As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks, he gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you.”Matthew 26:26-28
Verses taken from:
The Study Bible for Women, Christian Standard Bible, Holman Bible Publishers, 2017