Four years ago I prepared Thanksgiving Blessings for my dear family. I looked up scriptures about trees and wished for them to be like strong trees for God’s splendor. This year I will not share the blessing of Thanksgiving with them. Because of the cold weather and my “cold” I had to cancel the trip. These are the blessing I wished them, and I wish for you.
Printable copy: Thanksgiving Blessings
It’s hard to read the text under the trees. Here are the blessings:
May your splendor be like an olive tree, your fragrance like a cedar.
May you blossom like a vine.
May you flourish like a palm tree, planted in the house of the Lord.
May you be like a strong and graceful oak, for the display
of God’s splendor.
Like a cedar, may you send down your roots deep into God’s love.
May you be called an oak of righteousness, a planting of the Lord.
May you be like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.
May you stay fresh and green and still bear fruit in old age.
May whatever you do prosper!