As we collide with October and our series on Freedom, we should with a full throated cry in true fashion of laying hold of the unmerited favour of freedom in Christ, with much joy, liberty and dare I say it again “Freedom” as we declare; as we celebrate our deep heritage of Canadian Thanksgiving. A celebration of a harvest, an ingathering, historically a remembrance of the bountiful harvest, paralleled by the Jewish festival of Sukkot, both were a time for giving thanks to God for the blessings of the harvest season.
There is so much to be thankful for !!!
As the psalmist wrote in poetic flow, “my heart is stirred by a noble theme”, and even as we are thankful for a great crop, and ingathering and the barns are full, I turn to another Psalm
Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble 3 and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
My cry, my groan of “Abba Father” is for the ingathering and harvest of the richest of crop of all – humanity.
Father let the Bridge – Church for All Nations, revel in the harvest from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Let your name be glorified.
As we gather around pumpkin pie and turkey laden tables and express our “Thanks giving” to our amazing Father for our bounty, let us cry out for labourers, the fields are white for harvest