Thursday, November 24, 2011
After all these years, I finally get it. It's not the turkey, or the cranberry sauce, or going over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house. It has little to do with the meal we make so much of a fuss about or reuniting with distant relatives. It is about much, much more...
He who sacrifices thank offerings honors Me and prepares the way so that I can show him the salvation of God--Psalm 50:23
We are to give thanks not only so that we learn to appreciate our blessings, but more so that we can open the way for God. God wants us to thank Him not only for what He gives, but for who He is.
And it looks like this:
I looked and there was a great multitude that no one could count from every nation, tribe, and tongue, people, and language standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They wore white robes and held palm branches in their hands. And they cried in a loud voice,
"Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb"...
They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying,
"Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God forever and ever! Amen!"--Revelation 7:9-12
Now that sounds like thanks.