God's company on the dining table and expressing our gratitude after receiving a blessing from Him, that's what God desires from us.
"There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. " John 12:2 (NKJV)
The once dead Lazarus was now alive and fellow shipping with God, the happy family is happily serving Christ now.
Has God done anything good in your life and if so have you taken time to say a 'thanks' to Him?
The answer to the first question may either leave us thinking or we may have the answer instantly and if in affirmative, the second may bring in a guilt feeling for being non-thankful or a satisfaction that we did thank God.
Look to them who have been hospitalized with various chronic diseases and have fixed their hopes on medicated oxygen cylinders however you can easily breathe while you read this email, not just this, but there is much more for which we have to be thankful to God, for our jobs, for our family, and for all the joy and peace He has bestowed us with.
Imagine a person who was screaming for help, is very tensed, however has just been rescued and walks off in ingratitude, he has seen and felt his pain, experienced the strength and concern of the rescuer, however did not share his joy with others and could never see the smile on the face of the rescuer and hear the assuring words 'You are welcome' which comes after a 'Thank You'.
God is too good, He still rescues them who have betrayed Him often, for that's His nature, He responds to prayers.
A 'Thank You' prayer is experiencing the assurance of God and reclining with Him on the dinner table, speaking to Him in the study, witnessing Him to many who still grope in darkness, telling them, 'Do not worry, I know the One Who can save, Who can fill us with joy eternal.'
Let's take time to thank Him, for we need His assurance, we need His embrace, for the very words 'You are welcome' coming from His mouth is rejuvenating, encouraging, life giving and instills us with a power which a true son can have, who boldly stands to proclaim to all the forthcoming storms, 'I know that my Father, my Redeemer liveth."