For today's collective worship linked to 'thankfulness' we are going to look at a story from the bible.
After Moses and the Israelites fled Egypt, they were pursued by the Egyptian army. They were chased to the Red Sea with no way of escape because of the enemy behind them and the sea in front of them. God miraculously parted the sea and made a way for the Children of Israel to pass through on dry ground.
The army of Egypt followed them into the sea. When the Israelites passed safely over to the other side, God released the waters which He held back for the Israelites and drowned Pharaoh’s army.
How do you think this bible story links to our theme of 'thankfulness'?
Exodus 15 is a chapter dedicated to praising God for this miraculous deliverance from the enemy. Moses, and Israel, were careful to give God thanks for his protection.
Do you know any other bible stories that show thanks?
What have you been thankful for this week?
Once you've had some time to think about, discuss, or reflect on these question, here is a prayer for your to enjoy.