Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
—1 Chronicles 16:34
Browsing a Hallmark display for a “Thank You” card, I spotted one with the caption, “Thank You for Being You.” The inside was blank—clean space for the sender’s words.
I bought it. There’s a time to express appreciation for something someone has done. There’s also a time to say thanks for who a person is.
It seems to me that there is also a time to express gratitude to God, not just for all he does, but for who he is:
A God of goodness (Ps 106:1);
A God of kindness (Eph 2:7);
A God of compassion (Ps 86:15);
A God of love (Rom 5:8);
A God of righteousness (Ps 11:7);
A God of mercy (Mic 7:18);
A God of grace (Rom 3:23).
Thank you, God, for being you.
Give thanks to God for who he is.