When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull
and a fattened calf. Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all
his might. – 2 Samuel 6:13-14
I got married on May 6, 2016. Since then, I’d wake up beside my wife and watch her as she
sleeps. (Or snores. He, he!) My heart would burst in gratitude to the Lord for blessing me with such a supportive, selfless, and loving woman. Call it cheesy, but I am truly grateful every morning for the amazing gift that my wife is to me.
In the First Reading today, we read about King David and his men entering Jerusalem carrying the ark of the covenant, the visible representation of the presence of God in the Old Testament. They were joyous and grateful for the glorious presence of God among them that they would stop and worship Him in abandon at every sixth step they took. Now, that’s what you call thanking God every step of the way, literally.
Friend, I believe we are constant recipients of God’s mercy and grace, so we have every reason to be grateful always. Let’s not grow tired of praising God. Because gratitude leads to greatergrace.
Reflect: What were your greatest blessings last year? Father, thank You for all You’ve done, for all You’re doing, and for all You’re going to do in my life. Amen.
Father, thank You for all You’ve done, for all You’re doing, and for all You’re going to do in my life. Amen.