While it’s nice to spend time with our family and loved ones and to celebrate with feasting (which Jesus often did), let’s not forget to give Him thanks. Yes, we should thank Him and praise Him daily. But, on this day particularly, let’s not get too wrapped up in tradition. Remember to praise Him for all that He has done– He paid the ultimate sacrifice. It is my prayer that all (including myself, especially) will ultimately show Him thanks by lying down our lives as complete sacrifices to Him. What better way to show thanks than a lifetime of service?
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” -Psalm 100