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“Our Daily Bread” & Thanksgiving Day

November 21, 2012

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, let us make God the center of our celebration. Remember that “[e]very good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father” through His Son Jesus Christ (James 1:17). Commenting on Psalm 118:1, Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) says, “We must not stop at the agent, but rise to the first cause and render all our praises unto the LORD himself.” Spurgeon’s words remind me of the children’s story called “Our Daily Bread”:

 

OUR DAILY BREAD

A little boy’s mother gave him
a brown roll for his breakfast.
The little boy said, “Thank you, mother.
Thank you for my nice brown roll.”
The mother said,
“Don’t thank me, thank the miller.”

The little boy ran to the miller.
He said, “Thank you, miller.
Thank you for my nice brown roll.”
The miller said,
“Don’t thank me, thank the farmer.”

The little boy ran to the farmer.
He said, “Thank you, farmer.
Thank you for my nice brown roll.”
The farmer said,
“Don’t thank me, thank the rain.
I only planted the wheat.”
The little boy saw the clouds in the sky.

He saw the raindrops falling.
He said, “Thank you, rain.
Thank you for my nice brown roll.”
The rain said,
“Don’t thank me, thank the sun.
I only helped a little.”

Just then the sun began to shine.
The little boy said, “Thank you, sun.
Thank you for my nice brown roll.”
The sun said, “Don’t thank me.
Thank God who made me.”

The little boy went back to the table.
He folded his hands.
Then he said, “Thank you, God.
Thank you for my nice brown roll.”

 

“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 118:1)

One Comment leave one →
  1. Megan permalink
    August 3, 2014 5:52 pm

    This was my favorite childrens book as a kid… Do you know who wrote this?!? I’m trying to find it!!!

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