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.
a fortune, and
I'll never make one now.
it really doesn't matter 'cause I'm happy anyhow.
go along my journey reaping better than I've sowed,
drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.
don't have many riches, and sometimes the going's tough --
while my kids still love me, I think I'm rich enough.
thank God for His blessings,
the mercy He's bestowed --
drinking from the saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed.
He'll give me strength and courage when the road grows steep and rough --
not ask for other blessings -- I'm already blessed enough.
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,