1Chr 16:1-36, 8 Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
The lyrics to a song reads “We take a lot of things for granted, one day it will all be taken away, that’s when you realize how important it was. You will never miss your water until your well runs dry, give thanks and praise all the time, the wolf is always by the door.” Re read it again and think how true that is.
The scripture verse above gives meaning to this song. Thanksgiving is making God’s name great by making known His deeds among the people as David did. 2020 may have not been the year of great blessings in terms of definition most of us think of, but I assure you, it has been the most fruitful year spiritually for some of us, and this verse gives the testimony of it “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,” (Eph 1:3)
We have an opportunity to reflect and respond in the light of this hymn, “Count your blessings”, lyrics “ Vs. 1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done…” The art of contentment can be traced on reflecting, counting, and giving thanks to God. Everyone can count many blessings in 2020 despite it being a hard year. Don’t be quick to rush out of 2020, be quick to return like that one leper to Jesus and give Him thanks.