The Unending Joy of Friends

For many years it has been our family’s tradition to recite Psalm 100 before we eat our Thanksgiving meal. Now with our children grown, our grandchildren grown and establishing family traditions, we are thrilled to hear that they also have adopted for the fourth generation, the reciting of this Psalm.

This morning our phone rang. We knew who it was. He is always the first one to call. And when we reminded him to read Psalm 100 today, he said “Already have.”

Whatever your family traditions are, my prayer today is that you will make it something that your children and grandchildren can pass down and in this small way keep the memory of this close thread of family tradition continuing.
PSALM 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness:
come before His presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord He is God;
It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise;
Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting;
and His truth endureth to all generations.

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3 thoughts on “The Unending Joy of Friends

  1. Traditions are indeed important. We were guests at Paul and Mary’s. Eventually they will begin traditions with their children. Meanwhile, we’ve had a delightful family day, and all I did was wash a hundred pots. Exaggeration, but anyway. And, Kaley played Jingle Bells on her violin, so the next season is now beginning.

    • Leon, I haven’t practiced reciting Psalm 100 at Thanksgiving but think it is a great tradition! I am indeed grateful for our many blessings! Thanks for your writings; they are inspiring!!!

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