“Does thankfulness cap off my behavior?” That’s a tough question, if any of us asks it honestly. Maybe it does sometimes. But always?
Like a cozy hat that keeps out the wintry cold, can thankfulness ward off the chilly blasts of animosity, criticism, divisiveness, hatred, hostility, impatience, judgmentalism, prejudice, violence from our lives?
Perhaps the secret lies in the object of our gratitude.
When we consider the way we’ve been blessed and from what we have been rescued, we can wear the covering of thankfulness in a way that effectively changes our countenances.
“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” (Colossians 3:14-15, NLT)
Maybe, if we allow God to clothe us in His love and His peace, He can knit those together in such a way that might be ever thankful. His love and His peace come at a great cost, which He already paid with the sacrifice of His own Son. May He be crowned with all glory.
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