Sony’s Thoughts: Don’t Stop Being Thankful

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and, for most of us, we go back to work tomorrow morning. This is generally the point where life goes on as usual, complaining about work or what life bring us and we forget that we just had a day of feasting and family and Thanksgiving. How quickly we forget. Maybe that’s why Scripture often tells us to “remember” and “don’t forget.” For some reason, so many people stay focused on the “now” that they forget what God has done in the past and His promise to “never leave you nor forsake you.”

Don’t be like the Israelites who saw God do so much but, when things began to go in a way other than what they wanted, they quickly began to grumble and complain. How grievous that is to God! He loves us so much and we often do the equivalent of spitting in His face as we refuse to acknowledge His goodness. Thanksgiving should be the essence of everything we do.

For myself, life has not always gone the way I would have chosen. Even this year, there have been things that I haven’t understood and wouldn’t have written for my life but I will tell you that God has been so good to me. He’s never left me and He’s reminded me so many times that I am His precious child and He loves me. How can I complain knowing that His plans for me are good and not evil? He’s “never done me nothin’ but good” and I don’t ever want to lose sight of that!

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  1. Amen. There’s a line in the Mass that I find very striking along these lines. When the people are receiving communion, the priest says: “Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee and… be thankful.”

    That just gives me chills. “And… be thankful.” Indeed, how could we not be thankful? Every day?

  2. Once again Sony you hit a home-run! Great job, thank you Lord!