“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:6-7).
While discussions of thanksgiving almost always center around the idea of being grateful for the material things with which we have been blessed, when the idea is used in scripture it almost always is in the context of gratitude for our special blessings.
That idea is certainly the case with these verses in Colossians. We clearly are to be grateful for the necessities of life, but our gratitude must go beyond the material. Our deepest debt of gratitude goes to our Heavenly Father who designed and executed a plan for our spiritual welfare.
And, equally so, we express a deep debt of gratitude to His Son, Jesus the Christ, who made the Father’s plan possible by extreme physical suffering and sacrificing His life on the cross so that we could have hope of going to Heaven within our hearts. May we ever be thankful.