Thanksgiving to the Lord
Updated: Dec 5, 2023
Let's take time to stop and give thanks to the Lord.
In our fast-paced world, we often forget to stop and give thanks.
In that day you will say:
“Give Praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” (Isaiah 12:4-6)
A couple of months ago we celebrated a milestone birthday for my wife Kathryn. I asked each of the children to share something personal and give Kathryn praise. It was special to hear their reflections of her as a mother and friend. The support, care and love she has given. Kathryn appreciated the comments and was touched by their gratitude.
In our fast-paced world, we often forget to stop and give thanks. Today we stop. Today we reach out to the Lord in songs of praise, sincere gratitude and love for his salvation, presence, and love.
Can I encourage you today around a meal or while in the car, or wherever you can find time, to share with others what you are thankful to God for. This helps lift our eyes to the Lord and re-centres our hearts in tune with him. It pleases the heart of God to hear our praise and thanks.
May God bless you as you do this.