“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving” (Psalm 69:30).
King David spoke of the great opportunity as well as responsibility of praising the Lord and magnifying Him with thanksgiving. The young resident, Dr. Rosen, sat down in the conference room just off the emergency room. “I don’t know how to explain it, but I’ve just met the most unusual person,” he said to another resident. “I have a patient in room 16. She has metastatic cancer, her lung is filling with fluid, she is on oxygen, her pain levels are high, and yet when I was examining her, she told me she has so much to be thankful for. How can that be? How can she be in so deep denial? I am thinking of having Psych come in for an evaluation,” he continued. The other resident responded, “Hold on a minute. What did she say about her thankfulness? Before you go calling Psych, unless you think they need encouragement from your patient, did you ask her why she is thankful??” Dr. Rosen admitted he didn’t. “Then you haven’t finished your examination, Doctor. I’d ask her a little more before you going calling Psych!” Dr. Rosen was a little angry. However, he got up, and as he approached room 15, he overheard his patient’s voice. I’ll share more tomorrow with you.
For today: How will magnifying the Lord with your thanksgiving impact others today?