Being Thankful, Pt. 5

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

Psalm 6:5

Here in the United States, we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday.  People took a day (or at least part of a day) and were generally thankful.  As Christians, we know that we should be thankful all of the time for every thing – not just for one day out of the year.

This verse asks an interesting question: “in the grave who shall give thee thanks?”

The need for us to be thankful is an urgent need.  We need to be thankful now, not some day in the future when we have everything we want and everything is going well.  The reason we need to be thankful now is simple: we only have a limited amount of time in which to be thankful.  We only have a limited amount of time in which to express our thanks to the Lord for all that He has done for us and given us.

Once our life is over, we can no longer thank and praise Him.  (at least not here on Earth)  Our opportunity to thank Him – especially our opportunity to thank Him in front of others, is a “limited time opportunity.”  It will not last forever.

We need to be thankful while we have the chance to be thankful.  There is coming a day when that chance will be over.  As we look forward to 364 days before the next “Thanksgiving” holiday, we need to remember to be thankful every single one of those 364 days.

Are we thankful today?  Do the people around us – our family, our friends, our coworkers, and our neighbours – know that we are thankful?  As Christians, the answer to both of those questions should always be “yes!”

3 responses to this post.

  1. Our thankfulness here on Earth is about testimony. There in heaven it will be pure adoration


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