These are the Days
It was a crisp, starlit, fall evening. There were dads, moms, children and grandparents; Canadians, Americans, Israelis and Mexicans; doctors, carpenters, lawyers and farmers. Over a thousand people hurried to finish the last bites of their homemade tamales, or quickly took one more slice of brick-oven pizza, grabbed a cup of fresh-squeezed hot apple cider and headed over to the big blue and white tent where hundreds more people were gathering. Inside, the buzz of excited conversation blended with the hum of the tuning orchestra. The temperature in the tent warmed to a comfortable level as everyone gathered in for an evening of music – glorifying and worshipping God. Every year at Thanksgiving, this Christian community invites all their friends and neighbors, near and far, to come celebrate the goodness of the Lord together with them and to share in the fruits of their year’s labor. People come from all fifty states and over twenty countries to see the crafts produced by this community and to participate in lifting up the One who makes it all possible. This recording captures some of the excitement and joy expressed by this community as they lift up the name of Jesus in both song and life.