All things were created by him, exist through him and for him. Roman 11:36
O God, in order to give thanks, give me an awareness of your love, your greatness and your presence. Create in me a grateful heart to give thanks for the blessings that had been given and those yet to come. Everything we received in life comes directly from you. Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God the creator. James 1:17
Your wonders in the days of old: the opening of the Red Sea; the two stone tablets which contained all the Laws and in Jerusalem, the temple Solomon built spoke of your greatness and power, the source of sovereignty for the people whom you loved. Give thanks to the Lord, proclaim his greatness because of his constant love and faithfulness. To him alone must glory be given forever, Amen.
As the scripture says, ” The savior will come from Zion and remove all wickedness from the descendants of Jacob. ” Which declares Christ Jesus as the new covenant, the source of all blessings. For all things were created by him and all things existed through him and for him. ” All things ” are both the extravagant and the ordinary, everyday the gifts that come our way, big or small; good or bad work out for good for those who love God, who had given us so much to create in us the spirit of humility : a grateful heart to give thanks in all circumstances.
It is gratefulness which makes the soul great.