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The concept of Gratitude originates in the awareness that the Superior Being—GOD, the Only Original, Underived, Always IS person—gives inferior beings—all created things, the basics of life they couldn’t otherwise have.
In 1975 our family attended the launching of super tanker S.S. Mormacstar in San Diego. We watched as the gigantic ship slid down the Ways into San Diego Bay. Everyone delighted in the technological achievement.
I wrote a column that week on overlooked facts: who made the BAY into which the ship slid? In fact, where would ships sail without seas? Or planes fly without skies? Or space ships soar without moon or planets? ALL of which humans have no input in providing!
Since God alone provided all these “basic” amenities, don’t we owe him a collective debt of gratitude? Will we not praise Almighty God, whose original works of creation shine like noon-day sun against our twinkling-stars achievements; his simple, but profound works that make our most advanced flowering faded blossoms?
Despite that truth, while confidence in ourselves has grown like a rumor, interest in God is often limited to a profanity. It’s true that God is a household name, but not a household guest.
Nevertheless, flowers that bloom, birds that fly, insects that crawl and human beings that rule the earth are indebted to God for their continued existence according to their kinds and daily sustenance. The chance that evolutionists so grandly posit as the source of life could never be so consistent. –End Part I-
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