Saying Grace

Saying Grace

Dr. Stan Toler
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My grandson has learned a new prayer. He’s five years old. Perhaps you remember this childhood prayer: “God is great, God is good, let us thank him for our food.” Such simple words for such a profound subject! But all of it has been proven in the Scriptures and in our human experience. God has been good to us in providing our temporal and spiritual needs. But it is goodness on an infinitely higher level.

The classic hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” says, “Morning by morning new mercies I see . . . all I have needed Thy strength has provided.” That’s not a temporary message; it is a message in song that will echo throughout eternity. Hear it from the writer of the Revelation, “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come.” We might as well practice for that heavenly sing-a-long now.

We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. (Revelation 11:17 NIV)

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. (Isaiah 12:4)

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