“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among all the people.”
As followers of Jesus we sometimes struggle with the idea that we must witness to others. We don’t want to be confrontational. We worry about questions we may not be able to answer. We don’t want to be “pushy” about religion.
But today’s verse encourages us that witnessing can be as simple as expressing thanksgiving — sharing “among all the people” how God has been good to us.
One day a friend of mine was having coffee with some of his neighbors when the conversation turned to things they had learned from their parents. “I’ve always been thankful to God for what my father taught me,” she said. “I’m excited to be with him again someday.”
A fascinating conversation developed. What were some of the things he learned from his Dad, the friends asked? Did he really believe he’d be with him again some day? Over the next hour the words of our verse for today came to pass. In a very natural way, He was able “to make known” what he believed God had done.
There are many ways and methods to be a witness for God. From time to time, one method or another may be appropriate. Among the most powerful can be honest and natural thanksgiving. It’s not an attempt to persuade anyone else. It’s simply being open about our personal thankfulness for what God has done.
Lord, give me an opportunity today to be thankful among others for what You have done for me. Amen.
Call to mind today the wonderful things God has done for you. Keep them in mind, and as opportunity arises, be open about your thoughts.