Collective soul

seek the Lord your God at the place of worship he himself will choose…There you and your families will feast in the presence of the Lord your God, and you will rejoice in all you have accomplished because the Lord your God has blessed you. Deut. 12:4,7

Not only are we to give thanks as individuals, but to gather as families, and to gather families into congregations to feast, praise and rejoice. We can rejoice not only in God’s gracious provision and presence in our own stories, but in each other’s individual stories, each congregations’ unique story, and the story of Christ’s bride the church. We are part of collective blessing.

Lord, let every Thanksgiving gathering become a place of worship.