In our Word of the Week in preparation for Thanksgiving, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew discusses giving thanks from the Bible. God certainly deserves our thanks as our Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. All people, both believers and unbelievers are encouraged to give thanks, for we all have been given rich blessings from God. We are encouraged to give thanks not only for ourselves, but also for others in fact for all people. Jesus gives us an example of praying for our daily food as he prayed and gave thanks for the bread and fish which He distributed to the multitude. What an important reminder for us, that we too should take time out to give thanks to God as we sit down for a meal, remembering that this too comes from Him. It is also good to give thanks to God in worship as we rejoice in His greater gifts of eternal life and salvation through Jesus Christ. “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms” (Psalm 95:2). Indeed we have much for which to be thankful to our God. His blessings of body and soul are richly abundant!