Let us give thanks for Someone to thank.Gerhard E. Frost
Here is a poem to share with you as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day in our country. It is by Gerard E. Frost, who was a Bible teacher and seminary professor, and is from an out-of-print collection of his poetry that I own, “Seasons of a Lifetime“.
“Let Us Give Thanks” by Gerhard E. Frost
Let us give thanks this moment: for the sturdy fact of God’s continuing love, for mercies which go before us and follow after us, for those free gifts which cost God so much. Let us give thanks: for memory and expectation, for the good that we have known and know today in Jesus Christ, for the Spirit’s brooding presence in our nights and our days. Let us give thanks: for pleasures which comfort and pains which force our growth and keep us at the Shepherd’s side, for deep meanings revealed and mysteries mercifully concealed, for the image of God within us, the capacity to inquire and adore. Let us give thanks for one another, for just being together, for differences that complement and complete, for gifts which enrich and disagreements which challenge, for our oneness in Christ. Let us give thanks for melody and mirth, for rhythm and beat, for the repeated and the common, for the ever-unfolding, and for senses with which to respond. And let us give thanks for Someone to thank.