Thank Who

I’ve Promised to Tell It. 

What a weasley little word “credit” is. I could be talking about a plastic promise, or an accounting maneuver, or those names scrolling up the screen after the movie ends. It’s Hollywood-speak for “if you enjoyed this work, here’s who to thank.” 
After a good film, do you sit and watch the names roll by? Or do you hurry to gather your coat and slip into the brightness of the lobby, blinking your way back from the story?
I watch the names as gratitude-practice. If I can remember to be thankful for efforts to entertain me, to show me a different view of the world, to help me understand our human history in a new way, to move my heart in compassion or shared joy, to bring me to tears for the sheer beauty of the scene, the music, the words, to make me tremble at the rumbling steps of dinosaurs–
If I can remember to experience thanks for all that–something I paid to experience, after all–
Then maybe I can better remember the thanks due to my King. 

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul will make its boast in the Lord;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
3 O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces will never be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues them.
Psalm 34:1-7 (NASB)

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