Teaching kindergarten in a private Christian school for many years, we would always work on memorizing this wonderful psalm of praise.
Children memorize so easily when you review a little bit each day. By the end of the year it would be part of our graduation program, which they could say easily.
I can see them now as they would say….enter into his gates with thanksgiving ( hands folded together as praying hands) 🙏🙇 and into his courts with praise (lifting their hands in praise).🙌🙆
What a joy and a blessing it was to the parents and others to see and hear what the children had learned their first year in school.
We do have so much to be thankful for, so as I think of gate, I think of…..
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord , all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
My daughter decided she wanted to bake tonight and made some very edible chocolate chip cookies.
Even when I’m trying to watch what I eat I cannot turn down her cookies that she enjoys making. She may sometimes think they are not edible…but I always find them plenty edible…to eat to many.
So thankful the Lord provides in every way he does.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
1 Timothy 6:8 KJV
Yesterday after lunch my daughter and I was washing dishes, just enjoying the moment. She turned her music on from the new cd of Joseph Habedank, and I got the bluetooth speaker connected. There are really some great songs on his new cd and it made cleaning a breeze.
Spending time together in whatever way are priceless moments to me. Quality time spent with family and friends to look back on.
Washing dishes with my daughter makes me remember when my sister and I did the same. One would wash and one would rinse, and we would go to singing and laughing. That is one of my best memories because it was quality time spent together.
There are times when the ladies in the church get together to clean or serve. Even though we are working we are also having a good time of fellowship while we work. We always find something to laugh and carry on about.
I’m so thankful for these little moments in my life to look back on.
Thankful for my family, friends and especially for the good Lord who takes care of us, loves us, and makes all things possible.
O give thanks unto the Lord ; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.
Psalms 105:1 KJV