Thankfulness – Nursery Christian Value
Thankfulness has always been at the centre of the life and worship of God’s people.
Under the Law of Moses, there were not only sacrifices for forgiveness, there were ‘thanks offerings’ as well.
‘Songs of thankfulness and praise…’ are at the heart of Christian worship. Thankfulness is directed towards God who gives and sustains life.
Seeing the world as God’s creation underpins the way we approach everything in life, seeing it as a gift and not as a right. Thankfulness is important.
Luke tells the story of the ten lepers who were healed and is probably challenging his readers to examine themselves when he tells of the amazement of Jesus that only one, a Samaritan, came back to thank him. (Luke 17:11-19).
(Extract from Christian Values for Schools website)