Expressions of a Grateful Heart

November 25, 2012 | by: Ross Marion | 0 comments

Pastors pen G“O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good, for His mercy endureth
forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

Another Thanksgiving Day has passed into the annals of time. Thus, a reminder seems in order. Thanksgiving is a timeless act. The expressions of a grateful heart are eternally appropriate.

I have already heard the statement, “Well, Thanksgiving is being replaced by the Christmas season.” May that never be true.

May he coming of the Christmas season only add to our praise and thanksgiving and ma Christmas never supersede our thanksgiving.

A gifted and godly preacher from England said:

“Praise is one of the greatest acts of which we are capable; and it is most like the service of heaven. Then they ask for naught, for they have all and abound; but throughout the cycles of glory, the denizens of those bright worlds fill them with praise. And, why would not our earthly tasks be wrought with the same music? Let a part of our private and public devotions be even dedicated to the praise of Jesus; when we shall break forth into some hymn, or psalm, or spiritual song, singing and praising Christ with angels and archangels and all the host of the redeemed.”

Robert Murray McCheyne penned the following words,

“When this passing world is done,
When is sunk yon glowing sun;
When we stand with Christ in glory,
Looking o’er life’s finished story,
Then, dear lord, shall I fully know,
Not till then, how much I owe.”

Sweet friends if we are going to spend eternity in praise and gratitude – let’s get started in the here and now!

All because of Calvary,

Pastor

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