It's a good thing to give thanks

As we enter the days leading to the wonderful observance of Thanksgiving, it would be well to examine our attitude of gratitude.
The old hymn says it well: “Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your many blessings, see what God has done.”
Gratefully, we have experienced blessings in the past and in the present.
I can recall, in October 1954, how we went through a direct hit at high tide of Hurricane Hazel on Ocean Drive Beach and not a single member of my family was hurt.
The beautiful beach homes were swept out to sea, and yet, not a single life was lost.
At the Sunday service following the storm, we gathered with gratitude in the small church where I was student pastor and preached on the subject: “I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord. Zaccheus left home early every morning and his wife, puzzled about what he was doing, followed him on the Jericho road until he came to an old gnarled sycamore tree. It was the one he had climbed to see Jesus. He filled a container with water, poured it on the tree, and offered a prayer of thanksgiving.
Why not offer a prayer of gratitude today for the place you first came to know Jesus?

It is a good thing to give thanks.



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