This Term's Christian Value is...Thankfulness!
Thankfulness has always been at the centre of the life and worship of God’s people. Under the Law of Moses, there were not only sacrifices for forgiveness, there were ‘thanks offerings’ as well.
‘Songs of thankfulness and praise...’ are at the heart of Christian worship. Thankfulness is directed towards God who gives and sustains life. Seeing the world as God’s creation underpins the way we approach everything in life, seeing it as a gift and not as a right.
Thankfulness is important. Luke tells the story of the ten lepers who were healed and is probably challenging his readers to examine themselves when he tells of the amazement of Jesus that only one, a Samaritan, came back to thank him. (Luke 17:11-19).
Talk about Thankfulness together with yout family and friends:
‘Count your blessings’ is an old saying, but it reminds us to be thankful and not take things for granted.
As a family you may like to talk about:
• Remembering to let other people know when you are thankful
• Not taking things for granted • Practical ways of showing gratitiude
• How it feels when someone thanks you!