Today's Tids Issue 3,231
A Mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing,
Our helper he amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.
We gather together in Thankfulness; united as families. In this yearly union that celebrates the power of many in one, we feel our quiet strength, reliance upon one another. The ills of the world grow incomprehensible, yet the wisdom of elders, the stability of parents and the exuberance and hope of children is one stone, every family’s contribution to a foundation large that binds goodness of all, together in strength.
And through this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed.
His truth to triumph through us.
We gather in hope built upon those who know and those who will learn and grow. We are different yet one in the laughter we share and love in our hearts; comforted with the knowledge that truth will live forever; that it will overcome lapses from human frailty. Today we share nature’s beast that flies the fields and the plants that wave gently in the breeze in valleys and hills. We nourish each other with the individual talents we share. Thanksgiving Day reminds us of our fortunes, and challenges us all to keep them safe, and to spread the love of one small group to many.
We are a mighty fortress. Happy Thanksgiving E-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2BzsNe4V2s
With thanks for words by Martin Luther, and music from Johann Sebastian Bach