The invitation to feast with God is there, every year, but I think the feasting, and God’s desire to gladden our hearts, and by the way, God’s anticipation of being gladdened—being blessed—by us goes beyond just thanking God for all the things that feel good.
After delivering emotionally traumatic oracles of God’s coming judgment against the nations, Isaiah took time to refresh his spirit in worship. “O Lord, You are my God,” Isaiah began, as his inner gaze rested on the glory of the Lord.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth.