We really should offer our gratitude

“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

Matthew 26:26

I’ve often wondered what Jesus was giving thanks for at that moment.

Think about it. He knew He would soon be betrayed by Judas and be crucified. He knew that weekend He would be abandoned by His followers, denied by Peter, sentenced by the religious leaders, beaten and mocked by Roman soldiers, and hung on a cross to die.

But in that moment Jesus gave thanks. Probably to remind us of the importance of regularly giving thanks to God despite what is happening to us.

If Jesus knowing what He knew could lift up His heart in gratitude, how much more us who have survived this week as recipients of His forgiveness and grace.

We really should offer our gratitude and thanksgiving to God.


Dear God, Thank You. Thank You for waking me up each day this week and taking me through each day despite all the things that could have gone wrong. Remind me daily to thank You and share my gratitude with others. Amen.

7 thoughts on “We really should offer our gratitude

  1. It is truly important to give thanks to God daily and every moment of our lives because the next breath we take is never guaranteed. It is only by His Grace that we are alive. Blessings.

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  2. Even in the mist of all he was to suffer for our sake, he still shared his love. It tells us how to live in harmony and always give thanks. May the lord help us. Amen


  3. In giving thanks Jesus was demonstrating that it was all working out for good. The things yet to happen were going to confirm what He had already indicated. Above all He broke the bread that each would receive a portion.

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