1Yr_Home_Pastor“I beseech you…that you present your bodies a living sacrifice.” Romans 12:1. In Psalm 107 the Psalmist says, “Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (vs. 8) Then in verse 22 he says, “and let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.”  As we reflect today upon the many blessings we have received by the Lord’s kindness and mercy may we say with the psalmist. “I will offer to Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving” (Psalms 116:17). Sacrifices in the Old Testament required a temple, altar and a priest. In this age of grace, we don’t present offerings in the same way they did. So how can we fulfill what is suggested in these verses? I believe the answer is stated in Romans 12:1. “…present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God”. This is a sacrifice of thanksgiving every believer can and should make out of loving gratitude for all God has done for us.  God’s giving deserves our thanks-living.