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A Thankful Heart

Shilpa Dhinakaran
22 Feb
Have you ever looked at the sky and admired the beauty of the different shaped clouds? Have you looked at the moon and wondered how it lit up the dark sky so well? Have you enjoyed the birds chirping outside your window early in the morning?

The one thing I admire the most is the beauty of the moon. I remember during college when I was in the hostel, almost every night my friends and I used to go out to the balcony just to enjoy the beauty of the moon. Immediately, we would feel surrounded by God’s love and all our loneliness would leave us. We would feel drowned in His love. My father on the other hand enjoys watching the birds in our compound. He would feed them, keep a bowl of water for them and even take beautiful pictures of them.
God has created all these beautiful things on the earth, just for us to feel His love and for us to enjoy His creation. Every time we look at any of God’s creations, we look at it in awe and thank God for it. According to Psalm 19.1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his handsevery creation of God brings glory to His name. In the book of Genesis, we read how God has put us in charge of all His creation (Genesis1:26). He even allowed man to name all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals (Genesis 2:19).That is how much He trusts us with His creation. The only thing we can do to thank Him on our behalf is to take care of the earth, which God has created for us saying, “O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions” (Psalm 104:24).Yes, take care of your house, take care of your environment and keep your surroundings clean. Even littering the ground with a small piece of waste paper might hurt Him. Let us take a decision today to not hurt Him even in the smallest way.  Be thankful for everything that God has given you and every time you pause to admire something, do not forget to thank God for it. It is a beautiful world we live in and it is in our hands.
Prayer:
Lord Jesus,

I thank You for this beautiful earth You have given me just to make me happy. I thank You for blessing me with all the resources I need to take care of this earth. Help me to always do the right thing and to be responsible.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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