I Am Thankful

This is the title of a wonderful song that blessed me this week as the singer expressed his gratitude for all that God has done for him. There are so many things for which the child of God should be thankful. There should never be an end of the things that we should be expressing gratitude to the Lord for as we consider who He is, what He means to us, what He has done for us, and what He makes possible for us to experience with Him. We can spend a lot of time giving thanks to God for His creation alone. For the sun rising every morning, the stars shining, and the moon reflecting light from the sun to earth during the night. Then there is the plant life of creation which is vast with varieties of plants and trees, as well as flowers with all of their different colors, shapes, designs, and fragrances. Then we could spend time considering the greatness of the animal kingdom and birds, with all of the varying species. By the way, we haven’t even touched the aquatic creation, which is a whole other world of vastly varying species of plants and creatures. And then we could begin to contemplate how all of these different aspects of creation interact to give us all we need to survive. Just think of how God provides for each part of His creation to sustain life within His creation with everything we need from air to breathe, food to eat, water to drink, and the ability to enjoy all the wonders of nature. After all of that, we could spend countless hours contemplating all of the spiritual blessings that God reveals to us in His Word and makes possible for us to enjoy with Him in a personal relationship of faith in His Son as our Saviour. In thinking of spiritual blessings, we could spend much time thinking of the ones we enjoy now on earth and then the ones we will not even enjoy until eternity with God after life here on earth is over for us. Every born again child of God should express our gratitude for God’s love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, and goodness that we can experience through His redemptive plan made available by the sacrifice of His Son on the cross for our sins. There are a lot of songs that refer to the giving of thanks to God or being thankful for the blessings of God, and that should be theme of each believer in Jesus Christ. We have so much to be thankful for there should never be an end of our expressions of praise and gratitude to God.