Thanking God for His Favor

I believe that God is more concerned with us being thankful than just about anything else.  This may sound like an overstatement, but this week reminds us that a thankful heart is precious to God.  Here are NHCC, we are grateful for God’s hand of favor

I believe that God is more concerned with us being thankful than just about anything else.  This may sound like an overstatement, but this week reminds us that a thankful heart is precious to God.  Here are NHCC, we are grateful for God’s hand of favor … on our campus, students, faculty and staff.  In Mark 8, we find a multitude of people, four thousand actually, who had been with Jesus for three days, but now they were famished. Even Jesus was concerned that they faint without anything to eat (v.3).  Jesus asked His disciples, “How many loaves do you have?”  “Seven” they replied.

Seven loaves for four-thousand hungry people?  Any actuary would know that these odds were definitely against them.  Nevertheless, instead of looking at their lack and fretting, Jesus took the loaves and gave thanks!  He didn’t complain because of what they didn’t have. He chose to give thanks for what they did.

This week, I choose to give thanks for what we do have! Join me as we look at what God has given to us, little or much, sickness or health, rich or poor, and give thanks.  That could very well be what God was waiting for that would be the very ingredient necessary for the beginning of a miracle.