Lost art - Daily Bread


Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, . . . and be thankful. – Colossians 3:15

The apostle Paul had never been to the church in Colosse, but he had heard all about it from Epaphras. He knew it was a church under attack by false teachers, so he prayed fervently for this congregation (Colossians 1:9-14; 2:4-7).

Among his requests, Paul asked that they would give joyful thanks to the Father because He had rescued them, moving them from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of His Son (1:12-13). We too need to be thankful for what Christ has done for us.

Thankfulness seems to be a lost art today. Warren Wiersbe illustrated this problem in his commentary on Colossians. He told about a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, who was part of a life-saving squad. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Edward Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue 17 passengers. In the process, his health was permanently damaged. Some years later at his funeral, it was noted that not one of the people he rescued ever thanked him.

Let’s take time often to recall how God has rescued us from eternal death and has given us eternal life through His Son. Let’s make certain that we never allow thanking the Father to become a lost art.

– Dave Egner

Give me a spirit of thankfulness, Lord,

For numberless blessings given;

Blessings that daily come to me

Like dewdrops falling from heaven. – Dawe

READ: Colossians 1:9-14

With practice, anyone can master the art of thankfulness.


kyels said...

Yes, God will calm our senses and our souls.


Have a great weekend!