Wednesday, November 22, 2017
I have read that in the old Anglo-Saxon language the word “thankfulness” means “thinkfulness.” I like that! It is pretty safe to say that all of us would be more thankful if we would take the time to think about our many blessings. More often than not, we tend to dwell on the negative things in our lives instead. To me, gratitude is a product of a good attitude.
I also read an illustration about the time when my favorite bible commentator, Matthew Henry, was robbed. That very night he prayed: "I thank Thee, first, because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, and not I who robbed." Apparently, Matthew Henry really believed in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, which reads: “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
I pray that this Thanksgiving will be one of your best ever and that you will take the time to reflect on all the blessings we, as God’s children, are afforded always. Happy Thanksgiving!
God’s word for today: (Psalm 100:4) “Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”