Someone once said, “True gratitude follows when we understand all that Christ has done.” The apostle Paul understood this idea well when he wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:13-15…
Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
Having an attitude of gratitude in your life isn’t based solely on your present circumstances. If it was, thankfulness would ebb and flow with the trials and challenges of life.
No, true gratitude comes from seeing all God has done, is doing, and will do. It’s believing in the “one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead” (past) and “will also raise us with Jesus and present you to himself” (future).
You may be facing some serious challenges today. Perhaps your health is failing. Maybe you’re struggling financially. Or it could feel like your family has forgotten you.
If so, remember that the gratitude you have toward God transcends your present circumstances. He bought you with the blood of His Son, Jesus. And He’s promised you an eternity with Him. What a wonderful reason we have to be grateful!
I hope you know how grateful Virginia and I are for you—especially for your prayers and support of our Summer Campaign. Please continue praying for an outpouring of support to help reach the $12,000 goal by August 31—so we can continue encouraging seniors all over the world to embrace the life God intends during these summer months.
Thank you for your prayers and your partnership. You’re a blessing!