For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

What does it mean to show thankfulness? I reckon it depends a bit on the context. Someone takes your plate to wash up. Saying thanks seems proportionally appropriate. What about if someone saves your life? Just saying thanks feels a little cheap. 

What if someone saves you from eternal suffering, suffers in your place and gives you the gift of eternal life? You see what I’m saying.

Christian thankfulness is an expression of heartfelt gratitude that should lead and even include action. How do you show your gratitude for God’s grace to you in Christ? Well, with a life lived for Him in ongoing wonder, love and joy for the God who rescued you.

Paul, convinced of the saving love of Christ, feels compelled to spread the good news of the gospel. For Paul, this was the most natural expression of His utter thankfulness to God.

What does that look like for you today? How can you express your thankfulness to God?

For Today:
  • Reflect on what Christ has done for you
  • Spend some time in thanksgiving
  • Do one thing as an act of thanksgiving today.

  • Praise the Father for His great grace to us in Christ.
  • Give thanks for Christ who rescues us from the judgement of hell and grants us the gift of eternal life. 
  • Ask God for His Holy Spirit to help you and others respond to Christ in gratitude through word and in deed.

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