During this time of Thanksgiving, we often list why we are thankful. So many things, but one I think we as Christians have in common, is giving thanks for a loving God.
Typically we give thanks to someone who has giving us something or done something for us. And certainly God has given and done many good things for us, so it’s right for us to do so. We give God thanks for good health, for awesome weather, for giving us a family we love. We give God thanks for the wonderful creation and he deserves that credit.
But giving thanks to God goes beyond that.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good -Psalm 136:1
God IS good. His very nature is good. Good is the essence of what God is. So when we give thanks to God, it’s not just for all that He’s done for us, but for who He is. When we are saying “Thank you” to God, it’s confessing his grace, his beauty and his greatness. It’s reflecting God’s very nature.
God IS good!