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From Whom All Somethings Flow

November 26, 2020

You might know this old song.

Some of us used to sing it a lot.

And get this: we’d sing it…brace yourself… we’d sing it together!

Yes, that was pre-COVID19 and its attendant restrictions.

Officially, we’d sing it in what we United Methodist Christians used to call A Service of Divine Worship.

I called this part Sharing God’s Tithes and Our Offerings.

We would sing the lyrics to a veritable plethora of tunes…some were traditional and some were contemporary popular songs.

The words were —

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Amen.

— At some point I learned to sing it with more inclusive language —

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host;

Creator, Savior, Holy Ghost. 

Amen.

— Today, let’s start to live into that song and those lyrics in a fresh way.

Let’s accept the invitation offered in another song that pre-dates us —

Count your blessings

Name them one by one;

Count your many blessings

See what God has done!

— Even on this pandemic-restricted Thanksgiving, we can still take the time to name at least five…5…of those many blessings.

And let’s enjoy an even Happier Thanksgiving!

Somebody say Amen!

 

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One Comment
  1. Michael Snders permalink

    Smart as always. Thanks!

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