A thank you card
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalms 118:1
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I recently received this beautiful card in the mail. It is a "Thank You" card. It was sent to me from a friend that I had given a gift. It really made me feel good that they took the time to go and buy this card and send it to me to say "Thank You." It also made me feel good that they were appreciative of the gift that I had given to them. Sometimes people forget to say "Thank You" when someone does something nice for them.
One time there were ten people who were very sick with a terrible disease called leprosy. When Jesus saw them, He touched them and they were healed. They were so happy that they ran up and down the streets singing and dancing. One of them stopped and went back to tell Jesus, "Thank You." Jesus said to him, "Weren't there ten who were healed? Where are the other nine?" Only one out of the ten said, "Thank You."
God does so much for us! Every day he provides everything we need; food, clothing, and a place to live. The greatest gift he has given us is that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Do we ever forget to say, "Thank You?" Let's stop right now and say "Thank You" and ask God to help us remember to thank Him every day.
Dear Lord, you give us everything we need, but we often forget to say "Thank You." We thank you now, and ask you to help us to remember to give thanks every day for all the gifts you give us. Most of all, we give thanks for the gift of eternal life. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.