God Notices the Grateful Heart
by Max Lucado
God notices the grateful heart. He took a praise-singing shepherd boy and made him a king.
There’s no hint of God getting out of sorts if we aren’t thankful. But there is evidence that we are affected by our own ingratitude. What of the disastrous days? The nights I can’t sleep and the hours I can’t rest? Am I grateful then? Jesus was.
The Bible records, “On the night he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it.” (I Corinthians 11:23). It’s not often you see the words betrayed and thanks in the same sentence, much less in the same heart. In the midst of the darkest night of the human soul, Jesus found a way to give thanks.
Anyone can thank God for the light. Jesus teaches us to thank God for the night. He says to us, “You’ll get through this!” And we will.
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