Paul says in Ephesians 5:20, “Give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” You don’t have to name a child after God, but then again, you could. Or you could draft a letter listing all His blessings or write a song in His honor. You could sponsor an orphan, adopt a child just because God adopted you. The surest path out of a slump is marked by the road sign, “Thank you.”
But what of the disastrous days? Can we be grateful then? Jesus was. “On the night He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took a loaf of bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it.” Not often are the words “betrayed” and “thanks” in the same sentence, much less in the same heart. Anyone can thank God for the light, but Jesus teaches us to thank God for the night!