Here is a great idea about gratitude. A an eighteen-year-old young man named Connor spoke in our church last Sunday. He talked about gratitude, since Thanksgiving is nearly here. He told how a seminary teacher once encouraged his class to go home, take a Lifesaver® candy, put it in their mouth, then offer a prayer of gratitude ~ asking for nothing ~ for as long as it took the Lifesaver® to dissolve.
When I think of what Christ has done for all human-kind, it makes me want to offer a prayer like that much more often. Jesus Christ, our Savior, has literally saved our lives...physically and spiritually. How could we ever express enough gratitude for his sacrifice?
Something amazing happens when I focus on gratitude. My eyes see more abundance; abundance in relationships, food, shelter and love. I am also able to understand (a little more) the incomprehensible extent of what Jesus went through to save me and you.
Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them . . .
Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Isaiah 38:20 The Lord was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord.
Alma 38:9 And now, my son, I have told you this that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn of me that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. Behold, he is the life and the light of the world. Behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness.