'make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.'
nobody does this better than children. while your hands are greasy from stuffing the turkey, you can bet
there will be a very loud noise erupt from the farthest corner of your house.
'serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing.'
in assigning chores for the thanksgiving feast, remind the little noisemakers that servants are the heroes in the Kingdom.
'know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of his pasture.
enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him and bless His name.'
we used to share what we were thankful for before eating the thanksgiving meal. if someone was a little nervous speaking in front of our huge extended family, i would read it for him. i think someone said,
'halloween candy' one year.
'for the Lord is good: His mercy is everlasting: and His truth endureth to all generations.'