O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! (Psalms 107:1-8)
Today’s Morsel: Sitting around the dinner table with our GRANDs, we get to hear the ripple comment, “Thank you Papa and Meemaw for the food!” "Thank you Poppie and Namma for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Depending on which one of the GRANDs chooses to get it in first, it sends a ripple effect to the others as if to say, “Don’t forget what mom and dad has taught us and told us to say.” Looking back, this was what my parents taught me, to always say thank you and to be thankful for what others do for me or give me. The psalmist said that men should praise the Lord for his goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! When we see our kids at play, we should thank the Lord. When they are participating in the church, we should give God thanks. When they bring home good grades from school, we should give God thanks. When they have their own family and give us grands, we should give God thanks. The list could go on and on for the reasons we should give God thanks. But none should be so great than to thank Him for loving us.
Sing: Let’s just praise the Lord! Let’s just lift our hearts towards heaven and praise the Lord; Let’s just praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let’s just lift our hearts towards heaven and praise the Lord!
Thought For Today: An attitude of gratitude is paramount! (Parker)