As we gather together

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

Our awareness and rejoicing in God’s gracious provision and presence in our own stories, in each other’s stories, and in the unique stories of every group to which we belong, can make any moment of our lives the place of worship He chooses for us. We are part of His collective blessing of abundance, redemption and restoration. Thankfulness increases awareness and optimism.

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