Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Who Do I Thank For This?

Have you ever had an experience where you benefited from someone’s generosity and you didn’t know who to thank? Maybe it was a party with a delicious spread. You loved the food and wanted to thank the cook. Maybe someone paid, unexpectedly, for your whole group. How did you respond? You asked, “Who do I thank for this?”

Well…have you ever enjoyed anything on planet earth? Did you enjoy or benefit from anything yesterday? Is your heart still beating today? Are you still breathing air that you don’t own? Have you eaten food just about every day of your life?

And if you are a Christian, have you, undeservedly, been rescued from the domain of darkness? Have you been qualified to share in the inheritance of the saints in light? Have you been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb? Have all your sins been paid for? Do you have a living hope that can’t be killed by anyone or any circumstances on earth? Can anything or anyone separate you from the love of God in Christ? Will God work all things together for good for you?

No wonder life should be characterized by "giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Eph 5:20). For "from him and through him and to him are all things" (Rom 11:36).

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