In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said,
I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes: even so,
Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
All things are delivered to me of my Father:
and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father;
and who the Father is, but the Son,
and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
Jesus gave thanks to His Father, the Lord God whom He loves with all His heart, soul and mind. The Son knows the Father for they co-existed from the beginning of time, The Son came into being because of the Father. On the same token, the Father became Father because of the existence of the Son. He became Father only when the Son appeared. It is impossible to become a father without a son.
Thanksgiving is not a ritual act to exercise. We give thanks while we rejoice in our spirits. Thanksgiving is a spiritual thing to do and synonymous to the offering of the highest degree of worship. Giving thanks is a spontaneous act, flowing out of a grateful heart with no malice, intimidation or third-party coercion.
We give thanks to our Father for His provisions. He showered us with bountiful blessings and most of all, His revelation of the truth to the small group of people who Jesus called the “Babes” or the little ones.
Giving thanks to God is quite different from giving thanks to your Father. The evolution of a divine relationship must occur, having a God to having a Father. The Lord God is our Father, a clear teaching of Jesus Christ to His followers. Let us give thanks to our Father in heaven. Jesus showed to his disciples that He knew how to give thanks to His Father. We are His children in Christ Jesus, His only begotten son. We call him, our Father through Jesus Christ, His Son.