When Jesus multiplied a little boys lunch to feed five thousand men, beside women and children He GAVE THANKS. (John 6:10-11.)


      At the time Jesus was instituting the Lord's Supper He GAVE THANKS. (Luke 22:19.)


      On a ship which had been tossed in the sea for two weeks, when Paul and those with him were about to eat He GAVE THANKS. (Acts 27:35.)


      The Bible says, "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15.) God has been so good to us. Let us never forget to be thankful. It is God's will that we be thankful.


      The poem "Drinking From the Saucer" expresses how thankful we should be.


I've never  made a  fortune,  and  I'll  never make one now.

But it really doesn't matter 'cause I'm happy anyhow.

I go along my  journey  reaping better than I've sowed,

I'm drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.


I don't have many riches, and sometimes the going's tough --

But while my kids still love me, I think I'm rich enough.

I'll thank God for His blessings,  the mercy He's bestowed --

I'm drinking from the saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed.


If He'll give me strength and courage when the road grows steep and rough --

I'll not ask for other blessings -- I'm already blessed enough.

May I  never  be too  busy  to help  bear another's load

I'm  drinking  from the  saucer -- 'cause my cup has overflowed.


      Our thanksgiving should never be limited to one day or even one week. "Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!" (Psalm 107:21.)


By Charles Box, Walnut Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 551 Greenville, Alabama 36037 USA