2 Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.
The author of Psalm 107 remembers what the people of the Exodus—like us—sometimes forgot: that the antidoteto grumbling is gratefulness. Offering thanks to God doesn’t mean ignoring or glossing over the presence of difficultyor suffering around us or within us. But cultivating a practice of gratitude sharpens our ability to perceive the presenceof God in the midst of it. Thankfulness for what God has done for us—out of nothing but His sheer and steadfastlove for us—helps dispose us toward recognizing what God is seeking to do even now, and it opens us to participatein what God is working to bring about in our lives and in the world.
This day, this moment, for what do you give thanks?