Charles Spurgeon shared this in his sermon “Knowledge. Worship. Gratitude”:
Happy Thanksgiving to every reader, American and people of all nations. May your heart be filled with praise and thanksgiving to the God of all creation. And thank you, dear Lord, for your grace and kindness to all, which is far greater than anything we deserve.
Let us begin to be very thankful, if we have not been so before. Let us praise God for common mercies, for they prove to be uncommonly precious when they are once taken away. Bless God that you were able to walk here, and are able to walk home again. Bless God for your reason: bless him for your existence. Bless God for the means of grace, for an open Bible, for the throne of grace, for the preaching of the Word.
You that are saved must lead the song. “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Bless him for his Son. Bless him for his Spirit. Bless him for his Fatherhood. Bless him that you are his child. Bless him for what you have received. Bless him for what he has promised to give. Bless him for the past, the present, and the future. Bless him in every way, for everything, at all times, and in all places. Let all that is within you bless his holy name. Go your way rejoicing. May his Spirit help you so to do!
“O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable…” (Psalm 104:24-25).
Photo of Moorish Idols by Randy Alcorn