The sweet psalmist of Israel said, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise, be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” There is a great difference between a thankful and an unthankful spirit. You see, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
We have much to be thankful for, more than time can permit for me to write. The psalmist said we are not to forget His benefits. One of the benefits we have is material blessings. From the silent generation, we have witnessed the development of electricity, telephone, radio, television, airplanes, appliances, computers, sophisticated weapons of war and the landing of men on the moon. We have experienced the transition from the horse to cars and tractors. We have the most modern medical science to prolong life and alleviate suffering.
Then we should be thankful for God’s wonderful mercy. Oh how gracious and wonderful is His mercy. We are undeserving of His mercies; they are new and fresh each day. The mercies of freedom, family, friends, churches, and Christian schools. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. “In everything give thanks.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
And then those who are saved can thank God for our removal of sins. As far as the East is from the West, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Mankind is guilty of sin. Judgement had been pronounced but God, in His mercy and love, provided us a remedy through Christ’s death on Calvary.
Though we have so many blessings, let’s remember this holiday season, to be thankful for God’s unwavering mercy and love. Happy Thanksgiving!