I’m sure you’re polite. Well brought-up.

When someone gives you something you say ‘thank-you’.

Yeah, yeah, we all know that.

Maybe you were brought up having to write thank-you letters.

In fact I recently came across an article from a couple of years back. Christmas Day tweets from
people ungrateful for their presents. I couldn’t believe it:

“I can’t believe my mum got me the white iPhone and not the black one”.

“Didn’t get my car so I’m not feeling Christmas”.

For real.

Silly question time – do you say ‘thank-you’ to God at Christmas time?

I don’t mean, do you go and sing some carols. I don’t mean, do you feel good cheer. I don’t mean, do
you have a sense of warmth about you.

I mean do you really Pause. Reflect. Chew over. Meditate upon. Stop. Take time out. And worship.




“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).

Written by Simon Lang

Follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor of Neighbourhood Church Beckenham (a growing bunch of imperfect and ordinary people, who love God, want to get to know him better, and are seeking to be the people that God has made them to be), and part of the team at Insight for Living UK.

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