Make It a “Happy Meal”!
No, this is not a promotion for McDonald’s. It’s a promotion for thanking the Lord for His provision at mealtime, i.e., for every meal wherever it may take place. Hopefully that’s a habit of the heart that every believer has—and does. It’s also a wonderful way of introducing very young children to prayer. Let them pray!
Whom does it make happy? Certainly Mom and Dad. But definitely Jesus. He’s pleased not only by our obedience to His instructions but also by our imitating what He did continually—giving thanks. As one example among many: “Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would” (John:6:11).
T. A. McMahon