Being Thankful About the Basics, including the Little Things
Dr. James J. S. Johnson
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. (Luke 10:20)
Being secure for eternity, thanks to having the Lord Jesus Christ as my Redeemer, is wonderful (John 3:14-16; Luke 10:20). Yet I would have no eternity, either good or bad, if God had never created me (to be me) in the first place.
In other words, the most basic gratitude, that we should have, is being thankful that God chose to make us as the unique humans we are (Psalm 102:18).
So here is a limerick about appreciating being a creature (whom God chose to make), plus being grateful for some of the simplest things in life, such as good food (Acts 14:17).
THANK YOU, GOD, FOR BLESSING LITTLE ME
(AND FOR LITTLER BLESSING TOO)
O God, thanks for making little me;
Thanks, too, for littler blessings I can see:
Little gifts, like cherries red,
Liverwurst, dark rye bread —
Thanks mostly, You chose to make me!