Last night my preacher husband gave the homily at our community Thanksgiving service. The part that stood out the most to me was when he spoke about the two types of gratitude. You can have polite gratitude. This is when someone holds the door open for you at Wal-Mart and you say "thank-you." You probably don't even know this person and are just saying "thank-you" to be polite. The second type of gratitude is profound gratitude. An example of this would be when someone saves your life or the life of someone you love. You run to them, wrap your arms around them and say "THANK-YOU."
There is no one who has done more for us than Jesus. He died so that we may have our sins forgiven and have eternal life. This Thanksgiving, which type of gratitude will we have towards Him? Will we give a polite "thank-you" or a profound "THANK-YOU" to God?
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.