A friend of mine sent me a story worth repeating. On an Autumn night in 1860, a steamboat broke up and sank in Lake Michigan. Of the 393 passengers, only 114 survived. 17 of those 114 were saved by a young Bible college student. Edward Spencer, a strong swimmer but facing strong winds and high waves, made 17 round trips into the seas; but at the end of the day collapsed from exhaustion. He never fully recovered and lived out his remaining days with broken health. It is reported that not one of the seventeen ever thanked him. What a shame. That event reminds me of something in the Bible. If we have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are we like the 17 and not thankful, or have never given thanks to the one who saved us? We should give thanks to God, (Psalm 50:14&15) or if we can not, realize it is a sin and confess it, and ask God to help us, (1 John 1:9). We should also thank Jesus Christ who gave His very life for us, (Titus 3:4-7, 1 Peter 1:1-4, Jude 24&25). We should also practice giving thanks in private worship, (Daniel 6:10) and in public worship, (Psalm 35:18). Also giving thanks in everything good or bad, (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Let us always remember how God loves and how good He has been to us, (Psalm 97:12, 106:1). See you in Church next Sunday.