Every night before we go to bed we say a thank you prayer with my daughter Harper. Thank you Jesus for… And she says nanna, daddy, bunny, books and then we say a good night prayer before she goes to sleep. Gratefulness is an essential quality that we want to instill in her little life. Charles Dickens said “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
As we approach Christmas – what do you have that you’re thankful for? Not only the things you desire, or that you don’t have or are still waiting on – but what have you been blessed with? The warm bed to sleep in, a friend’s generous smile, a job that brings you fulfillment? And most importantly let’s have grateful hearts as we can consider that “while we were flesh and blood – the son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death.” Hebrews 2:14 (NLT). The greatest Christmas present of which to be grateful – life. Life eternal, life in abundance, life beloved.