Thanksgiving is such a blessed holiday. Thanksgiving is a great time to look back, and take notice of all the things the Lord has blessed us with. A few things I am thankful for are the wonderful wife He gave me just a few month ago, His abundant provision in my life, and His faithfulness in my life everyday. There are so many things to be thankful for in our lives, and they all come from God almighty because we know, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17) and because, “(God) makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45) But the one thing God has been impressing on my heart this Thanksgiving is His unmerited, gracious love for me and you.
Galatians 2:20 tells us that God loves us and gave Himself for us, and Romans 5:8 tells us he died for us even though we are sinners and haters of God by nature. I am blown away that God loved me from before the creation of the world, and even though I spent the first 23 years of my life sinning against Him, and having no regard for Him whatsoever, He chased me down and told me He loved me. That is the type of love that only God can provide. I am so grateful that God is gracious and loving at the very center of his character, and that He looked down on you and me, saw our affliction, and saw our inability to come to Him, so He came down to earth and went to the cross and died. God came down as Jesus Christ the Son, and paid for our sins so that we could be with God for all eternity if we only believe in Christ as our Lord and Savior. God knew we had no chance unless he did ALL the work of salvation for us, and he loved us enough to do just that. And that is what I am most thankful for; The unmerited, gracious love of God through Jesus Christ. Thank you so much… – Cory