”It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.” (Psalm 92:1-2 NIV)
Grandma and grandpa had visited us for a few days, when the children were small, and now it was the day before they were to travel home. As usual we finished breakfast with family devotions, and now grandmother and grandfather moved into the routine we used to observe. Dad would read a select portion from the Bible as we all formulated prayers of thanksgiving. Each of us seated around the table was given a turn and in order we expressed thanksgiving for something, with one common aim. The point was that all would participate with no one adding a lengthy prayer.
The children were usually creative in finding things for which to be thankful, but on just this morning one of the sons’ mind went blank. Finally he was able to blurt out: "Thank You loving God that grandma and grandpa are heading home today” and it was difficult for the grown-ups to keep from snickering.
It may be that we aren’t always as fortunate in our forming our thoughts as we’d like, but God wants that we be thankful, and He wants us to express our thanksgiving to Him.
Lord, open my eyes in order that I might see all the wonders around me and to understand that Your hand lies behind all that occurs.