We all have reasons to be thankful. Throughout Scripture, we are encouraged to remember and rehearse together the reasons we have to give thanks to God. The Psalms reverberate with this charge:
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. (Psalm 106:1)
The Apostle Paul encourages believers in local churches to do this together:
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
He also reminds us that our ultimate reason for giving thanks is found in Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose in victory over sin and death for us:
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
Even though we should give thanks at any time, it helps to have a season of year where we give special attention to remembering and rehearsing with others the reasons we are thankful.
One of our practices as a family is to give thanks for five things everyday together. So, what are five things you are thankful for today or this year?