Romans 1:20,21 – “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
Science is amazing. We can learn so much with a microscope. Humans have made tremendous strides in research because we are able to see super tiny things. Did you know that every cell in your body is held together with a protein that is in the shape of a cross? Yep, look it up dear! How can we look at the smallest part of who we are and not be thankful that we are fearfully and wonderfully made?
Our society is falling apart. People in general don’t give a rip about anyone other than themselves. Even Christians have a problem with this. Don’t think this is true? Why are there missionaries who are struggling? Why are our church buildings not filled to capacity every time the doors are open?
What can we do to help fix this situation? I believe we need to begin with being more thankful. For every thing. When you are in the midst of being a mom do you ever stop and say “thank you God for inspiring someone to create the washing machine”? “Thank you for creating me in the time of electricity.” “Thank you for parents who loved me enough to take me to church every Sunday.” I could go on for hours and hours and hours.
My point is this, princess: We have so much to be thankful for. We have so much thankfulness to share. We need to be more faithful in sharing our thankfulness. Maybe by sharing we would inspire someone else to stop and look at their life and see how blessed they really are. Maybe our tiny spark of thankfulness would help someone else to decide to change how they view their life and their situation.
So this week, princess, make a concerted effort to be thankful. And don’t be afraid to be thankful for what others might see as goofy stuff. Give God thanks for the dishwasher, vehicles to travel in, windows that open and close, the tangle in your daughter’s hair – this means she slept good, your son’s ability to burp the alphabet – he learned something in school, your husband’s bad breath in the morning – he woke up. Everything princess. Give thanks for it all. It could change a life, starting with your own.