Before the miracle, not because if it, Jesus gives thanks.
In anticipation of the miracle, not after it, Jesus gives thanks.
BEFORE feeding thousands out of practically nothing, Jesus gave thanks (John 6:11)
BEFORE raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus gave thanks (John 11:41)
BEFORE Jesus would be betrayed, separated from God for a moment, nailed to a cross, risen from the dead — the miracle, mercy, grace of our salvation — Jesus gave thanks (1 Corinthians 11:24)
Tonight i am thankful for what Jesus has done and what He WILL DO.