How about a smile today as we approach the wonderful national holiday of Thanksgiving.
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:12).
Four-year-old Landon was a challenge to his parents. Mommy and daddy were being diligently patient with him and reminded him of the importance of saying “thank you!” As his mom dropped him off at his grandmother’s house for a few minutes, she reminded him again to say “thank you.”
His grandmother assured her daughter, Landon’s mommy, that she would try to remember to help him to say “thank you” throughout the day.
Later that morning she offered her young grandchild a cookie. As she handed the cookie to him, she asked him, “What do you say?”
Without a hesitation Landon said, “I don’t have to say ‘thank you’ here, Grandma, that’s only for my mommy.”
Needless to say that moment of teaching was lost as Grandma burst out laughing and she and Landon giggled together. Soon Grandma would gain her composure and a thank you was forthcoming from her grandchild.
What about us? How quick are we to express our appreciation to the Lord and to others for the many blessings we enjoy? Paul gave thanks to the Father. So should we.
Good reminder for us. As one who has trusted Christ for salvation, I need to be more aware of the many blessings that the Father has bestowed upon me. Often these blessings come through other people. May I be quick to say thank you and mean it from my heart. How about you?