We are part of an ancient tradition. Giving thanks. I love it that it is not called “Thanks-taking” or “Thankskeeping”.
There is an attitude that is given to us by the Holy of Holies. He provides. And, we say, ‘awe yes, Lord-Thank you’.
And, when we do, we stay intimately connected to those who patiently worked the ground before us, and to those that will follow for whom we are seeding the way.
‘David appointed some of the Levites to be ministers before the ark of the Lord , to celebrate the Lord God of Israel, and to give thanks and praise to Him.’ (1 Chronicles 16:4 HCSB)