We live in a busy world. Days are crowded with more things to do than time allows. Instant texting and rapid responses to anything and everything, whether accurate or not, wants to dominate every moment of our lives. Everyone seems to have an opinion they think we need to hear on every subject – from the mundane to the insane, from the very important issues of life to “stuff” that does not matter. We have become conditioned to listen for something to listen to whether it matters or not.
Psalm 75 explodes with an important reminder. “We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks for Your Name is near! Men tell of your wondrous works!” The fact that the word thanks appears twice in one sentence intensifies its importance and significance. But we should not be surprised. We are to thank God not only for His wondrous works but because He is near to us – now and always! God Himself, the God Who created us as well as everything that is. He Who is in everything and sustains everything is close by.
Jesus once commanded Peter to cast his net into the water to catch some fish. He did and was amazed at the results. The disciple then falls at His feet in fear and wonder. What a miracle, we proclaim! When Jesus spoke, things happened. God’s presence and power in Him and through Him became a reality instantly.
The same is true today. While we may not see many extreme displays of His power and presence, nonetheless He is at work. The little gifts in our lives as well as the immense miracles he lavishes upon us and in us prove that He is near us and caring for us. How unfortunate it is if we are unaware of His presence and power in our lives.
Prayer: We cannot thank You enough, Father, for Your unending gifts in our lives. May we become more aware of Your presence and thank You continuously. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks for your name is near! Men tell of your wondrous works. Psalm 75:1