1st December 2019
A Song of Thanksgiving
Isaiah the prophet told God’s message to the people of Judah. He told them about a time in the future—the Day of the Lord—when God will judge the earth and bless His people. What will that day be like? Isaiah said that it will be a happy day! God will rescue His people from sin. God’s people will sing and thank Him. Isaiah said, “On that day, you will say: ‘I will praise You, Lord! You were angry with me, but You did not stay angry. You have comforted me. Yes, God is the One who saves me. I will trust Him and not be afraid. The Lord gives me strength and keeps me safe.’ “God will save His people, and you will have joy. You will sing: ‘Praise the Lord! Make His name famous! Tell everyone what He has done. Sing to the Lord. He has done glorious things. Tell everyone in the world about Him. People of Zion, shout and sing! The Holy One of Israel is with you, and He is great!’ ”
Read: Isaiah 12 & 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Isaiah looked forward to the day when God’s words would come true—God would bless His people, and they would be thankful and tell everyone about Him. By sending His Son, God kept His promise to save people from sin. Jesus died on the cross and rose again. Those who trust in Him rejoice and are saved.
Remind your kids that God wants us to tell all of what He has done. He will bless those who believe in Him!
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Family Activity Idea: Take time to volunteer at a soup kitchen with your family. Talk with your kids about how much you have been blessed and ways to bless others as a result.
- What does it mean to be thankful?
- What are some ways we can show thankfulness?
- How can we be thankful always?
God, we have so many things to thank You for. Sometimes we forget what an incredible gift Your Son, Jesus, is to us. He died and rose again to save us from our sins. Help us to never forget this amazing gift and help us to share this gift with many others.