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“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14)
Over 12 years ago my husband and I had a car wreck. It was a head on collision with us going 55 mph on a highway and the other woman who was going approx. 25 mph. Everyone escaped with minor broken bones or bruises, but the emotional damage continued for years. It didn't take long for flashbacks to start. Even as I write this my heart is racing again. It is things like these that remind us that life is fragile and we are to handle with prayer.
I often think about being thankful. When I say a prayer of thanks am I truly thankful? Often times we simply say “thank you” because it has been ingrained in us. My 14 month old has been taught to say thank you.
But do we really have a heart of thanksgiving? When we look at all of our blessings – children, church family, possessions, love – and when we think about how quickly our life or the lives of our loved ones could be gone in a moment, how can we help but to truly have a heart of thanksgiving?
“Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:7)