We give thanks to you, O Lord
No matter how hard the life of a believer sometimes is, he must have faith in God and give daily time to Him. It is right and necessary because a Christian lives under the perspective of being compared with the mundane people. We believe and live a life of love and humility toward our Lord with thanksgiving in our hearts. He who doesn’t is not a real Christian. “We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds.” (Psalm 75:1 ESV) His presence is worthy of daily thanksgiving.
Now in times of pandemic, more than ever, the dark one in this world is committed to keep us updated with evil and provocative communications through the media. Many either try to ignore or oppose ignoring the good that exists and happens every day. Worldwide, and particularly in this western hemisphere, the universal Church has been helping to spread and will continue to spread the good news and the wonders of God. Each of us has the mission of telling others how God heals, releases from afflictions and is doing miracles where there is no hope. These instances of good news are not on any front page of the media’s news because it is not a good business. The “market” is only interested in tragedies, wars, bad weather, and everything that is a transgression to both the secular and the divine laws. They are not interested in knowing what God can do with their lives.
When it comes to the holiday of Thanksgiving, many are only thinking about the best recipe for a turkey and being together with other family members for dinner. It could simply be a short prayer, but few think to give thanks to God everyday. It is part of our reason to live. We always need to remember that God released us from being condemned in the final judgement. Christ gave His life for us and by God’s grace we receive everlasting life for our souls.
We give thanks showing gratitude and praise without any doubt about His honesty and righteousness. “I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.” (Psalm 717 ESV) “For it is all for Your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:15 ESV)
To give thanks should be the dominant priority for every moment of our lives and under all circumstance and leave a trend that includes worship. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)
May God bless you.