A Bit of Bread

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:16-17

In this season

if we are able

we bring those we love

to our table

and celebrate

and feast

while at the same time

we’re honored to share

with others

who might not have the means

but God

to our joy

nevers limits himself

to our concept of time

or date of festival

So it is that


a bit of bread

a sip of wine

will always be

my Thanksgiving


We share communion


the body and the blood

some in open, some in secret

all together in God’s love

preparing for our mission field

ten thousand miles away, or one


The union of believers

gathered wounded searching souls

numbered few or many

makes no difference at all

God’s pleased as his children

make one giant choir call

in thanksgiving


If angels could cry tears of joy

it would rain

if angels could cry tears of joy

you know we’d feel the rain


God’s children

gathered around the world

lift their hands

different languages

accents of  their lands

placed within us all

a desire

to worship our Father


this offering we now bring


Praises to our God

he’s on the throne

we’ll sing praises to our Lord

till we go home

then every nation gathered

the bride’s song will continue

on and on

the sweetest song

on and on

our worship song


Whether my table

is laden or lean

the presence of Jesus within


and nourishes me


a bit of bread

a sip of wine

will always be

my Thanksgiving


©Joel Tipple



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