Thankfulness, the reason yesterday most of us gathered around a table to celebrate. Yet what I do not understand is why we only create time and value in being thankful on “Thanksgiving” day, but not through out the year?
It is beautiful when people gather and enjoy each other. Why not do this more often? Why not be more thankful? Thankful for life? Thankful for those in our life? Thankful for the present day?
Most Americans claim to be Christians. If this is so then we Christians need to be looking more at the Bible. The Bible speaks multiple times about being thankful or giving thanks. From the Old Testament to the New Testament. Here are examples:
Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. – 2 Samuel 22:50
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. – 1 Chronicles 16:8
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. – Psalm 100:4
And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. – Mark 14:23
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. – Luke 22:19
And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. – John 6:11
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. – Romans 16:4
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 15:57
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. – Colossians 3:15
We can clearly see there is gratitude in various circumstances and situations. Plus, people that are thankful tend to be optimistic, and have a better mood. There is no need for us to limit ourselves, so let’s be thankful and give thanks everyday.
* All scripture in this post is in King James Version