Sing to the Lord with Thanksgiving. — Psalm 147:7.
We were all raised with the admonishment, “don’t forget your thank you’s.” What bride wasn’t constantly reminded to write her thank you’s? We say “Thank You,” especially in the South, to every waitperson, check out person, and anyone else that does us the slightest favor. Would you ever think of not saying thank you to the boss who gave you a raise, the doctor who heals you, or the pilot that flies you safely across the country?
Our psalmist reminds us that God deserves an occasional thank you. In fact if you can sing like Adele you might want to belt out a few bars of thank you’s. I am a fortunate man — I am alive, I have a wonderful family, and a host of wonderful friends. As bad as I sing, I shouldn’t need to be reminded to give the Lord Thanksgiving. Yet, from time to time I do.
God doesn’t need our Thanks, but he/she certainly has earned it.