This question triggers much thought and causes one to reflect about life. Where can one begin? Every facet of life is most certainly a blessing and an absolute gift from God. No matter how challenging life may get, we are called to have a heart of gratitude. The Apostle Paul encouraged and challenged the people of Philippi to be thankful in and out of season. The writer of Hebrews tells us to keep our eyes fixed on the author and finisher of our faith.
It is easy to conclude the answer to the question, “What are you thankful for?” is rooted in Christ. When we reflect and gaze upon the cross, no matter the challenge, circumstance and situation, one always has a reason to rejoice and be thankful. As we read in the book of Acts 16:22-30, the Apostle Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into prison for preaching Jesus Christ. But this did not stop them from praising God.
“But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God…”
No matter what prison, metaphorically speaking, we may find ourselves in, we have a reason to worship and praise His name, Jesus Christ.
Our thankfulness should be deeply rooted in the finished work of the cross. The secret of true joy that goes deeper than any human feeling or emotion can only be found in Jesus Christ.