Why do we do say grace before our meals? Are we only thankful for our food? Should we not be more like G K Chesterton who wrote the following?
“You say grace before meals, all right.
But I say grace before the concert and the opera,
And grace before the play and pantomime,
And grace before I open a book,
And grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing
And grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” G.K. Chesterton
When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God. (Acts 13:43, NIV)
Should we not therefore also continue in God’s grace; remembering all that he is and asks of us and being grateful at all times for his grace as we walk in it?
Prayer- Lord we are full of thankfulness for all things, though we too often forget to say thanks…thanks, Lord. Amen.