LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE
8 Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
9 For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
How many times today have you praised the Lord for His great Love? How many times have you thanked Him for the wonderful things He has done? As children of God, we have received the greatest gift, the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ… Not because of anything we may have to offer or have done, but because of His great love. He has caused His face to shine upon us…while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. We should ever keep in the foreground of our mind the mighty gift of salvation and daily give thanks. Charles Spurgeon puts it this way, “Surely men will do this (give thanks) without being exhorted to it when the deliverance is fresh in their memories…It is well that the redeemed should be stirred up to bless the Lord again and again, for preserved life deserves life long thankfulness.”
In the mid 1990’s, during a season of heightened revival, we often sang a song in our church called: “Look What the Lord has Done.” The chorus says, “Look what the Lord has done. Look what the Lord has done. He healed my body. He touched my mind. He saved me just in time. I’m gonna praise His name. Each day is just the same. Come on and praise Him. Look what the Lord has done.” Then we would sing, clap, jump, dance, shout and even run. As I write the lyrics to this song and think back to the times of singing it, I get a smile on my face and joy floods my soul. Think about what He has done! Joy and peace will begin to flood your soul. When we are grateful to God and begin to rehearse His marvelous doings, God is glorified and we are satisfied. God wants us to remember His works because they speak of His goodness, of His faithfulness, of His very nature. His works declare His glory!
During this Thanksgiving season, we should remind ourselves of the Lord’s blessing in our lives. We daily eat from His hand. He supplies seed for sowing and bread for food. Jesus is upholding, sustaining, and maintaining our lives. He has conquered sin, death, and the grave. He has given us the Victory. He has translated us from the Kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of the Son of His love. We were once thirsty and He satisfied us, we were once hungry and He filled us with Himself. Take a moment to thank Him today that He did not leave us as orphans but we have received a “Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’”