A kind uncle who had just returned from Paris brought his little niece a fine French doll.
"Did you thank Uncle for the beautiful present?" asked her mother, as the little girl rushed into the house all aglow with enthusiasm over the new toy.
"Yes, Mamma, but I didn't tell him so."
This is the way with much of our gratitude. If you are thankful to God, tell him so. If you are grateful for the kindness of a friend express it, that the friend & you may be the better for it.
- Record of Christian Work. (moreillustrations.com)
“The Bible tells us that whenever we come before God, whatever our purpose or prayer request, we are always to come with a thankful heart.” - David Jeremiah.
Lk 16-17 (TLB): He fell flat on the ground in front of Jesus, face downward in the dust, thanking him for what he had done… Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the nine?”
“No matter what our circumstance, we can find a reason to be thankful.” - David Jeremiah.