It is a Good Thing to Give Thanks

“There are some who, at death, will feel that their life has been a vain show. I would not have it so with thee, O my soul. I should like it when death comes, to feel that I had thoroughly enjoyed life – taken the honey from the flower as God had meant me to take it. I should like to know that I had not defrauded myself of my birthright, that I had made room for others because I had had my share. The cup of gladness which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it, even to the dregs! I shall thank Him for every bird that sings. I shall praise Him for every flower that blooms. I shall bless Him for every stream that warbles. I shall see the sparkling of the cup before it passes to the hand of my brother. Aye! There shall be no remorse of memory when I have thanked God for today.” (George Matheson)

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night, for You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands. O Lord, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep. A senseless man does not know, nor does a fool understand this.” (Psalm 92:1-2, 4-6)

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