This morning at Bible Study (which I hold each Tuesday for our residents), I again found myself to be the recipient of a lesson along with the others who gathered.
Our discussion, based on the readings from last Sunday, served to reminder and inspiration for my own spiritual journey.
In reflecting on the psalms we read (117-18), one resident simply yet poignantly pointed out that it was all about thanksgiving. We expounded on this and pointed out our dependence upon God for everything.
I chose to follow up on this point of thanksgiving with the choice for our closing song. It was one I learned as a child from tapes my mom used to play. It is one that I have printed on an overhead transparency.
The words of this beautiful song were also especially pertinent to me as I am feeling my own weakness in my efforts to live as I feel I ought. (Sometimes, just when we feel like we’re making progress, our weakness hits us again.)
Below are the lyrics and a video. I hope they touch and inspire you as they do me.
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”