Rev. Peter Greiner
Sun 31 Jan
Giving thanks could possibly be dying out. While they are two little words – “Give thanks” they are not always spoken. We take every effort to teach our children to give thanks or to say thank you, we can be quick to slip back into not giving thanks at all.
The writer of Psalm 107 repeats the phrase of giving thanks several times. “Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.” There is a call from the psalmist to God’s people to give thanks. And there are several reasons to give thanks. We are to give thanks because God is good. We give thanks for His unfailing love. We give thanks because of His wonderful deeds.
To get you thinking on what wonderful deeds then just go back in their history where God rescued His people from slavery in Egypt. Or go forward in history to the time when the redeemer, Jesus Christ, was sent. The wonderful deed He performed on the cross to rescue God’s people from bondage to sin.
Is it any wonder then that God’s people are called upon to give thanks for what God has done for them? We are a month into a new year. As you pause and look back on 2020, what do you need to give thanks to God for? What do we as a church needs to give thanks to God for?