Colossians 3:16 (NKJV)
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

The word of Christ that dwells within is the gospel of Jesus Christ who lived a perfect life among us, died unjustly on a Roman cross and rose to life 3 days later defeating death and giving hope of an eternal life in heaven. For Christ to dwell in each of us as individuals we must acknowledge the sin present in our lives, be willing to repent of that sin by turning our lives over to Christ and placing our faith in Christ that we may receive the benefits of adoption into an eternal heavenly family. So let us sing out with praise and thanksgiving with the grace that has filled our hearts.



The song Thanksgiving from Mary Chapin Carpenters "Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas" album.

Grateful for each hand we hold
Gathered round this table.
From far and near we travel home,
Blessed that we are able.

Grateful for this sheltered place
With light in every window,
Saying welcome, welcome, share this feast
Come in away from sorrow.

Father, mother, daughter, son,
Neighbor, friend and friendless;
All together everyone in the gift of loving-kindness.

Grateful for what�s understood,
And all that is forgiven;
We try so hard to be good,
To lead a life worth living.

Father, mother, daughter, son,
Neighbor, friend, and friendless;
All together everyone, let grateful days be endless.

Grateful for each hand we hold
Gathered round this table.


Let me say, I am thankful for each and every one of you. Let joy fill your hearts and enjoy the company of family and friends. Sing with joy songs of thanksgiving as you reflect on all that you have been given. God bless you and your families this Thanksgiving holiday.