Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I know what you’re thinking, but it is not because of the food. Really – it’s not.
That’s the second reason. Oh, how I love a Thanksgiving dinner! But I digress…
Thanksgiving is my favorite because it is more than a holiday for me. It is a way of life. It’s a way of choosing how I see things. In that way, every day is Thanksgiving.
This week, in honor of my favorite holiday, I’d like to share some of the things I am most thankful for.
The first, and most important, thing I am thankful for is the salvation and eternal life I have in my Lord Jesus Christ.
I know that many people believe that if you are good enough, you will get to heaven. While that is a nice sentiment, it is not a Biblically accurate statement. The mark is just too high. God’s standard is perfection, not “good enough”.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” ~Romans 3:23
That’s the bad news, but the good news is that…
“…He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” ~2 Corinthians 5:21
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” ~Ephesians 2:8-9
We have been given an incomparable gift in Jesus Christ to which we should be eternally grateful for. This gift is found in Him and in Him alone. The enemy of the cross would have us believe otherwise, but Scripture is clear.
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we may be saved.” ~Acts 4:12
As a result,
“…I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes…” ~Romans 1:16
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” ~Hebrews 4:16
Because of my relationship with Jesus Christ, I not only have peace and provision for now, but hope for the future. It is my prayer today that you can say the same.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” ~Jeremiah 29:11
“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” ~John 10:28
Is this statement true of you? Oh, I pray today that it is!
If not, could this statement be true of you?
“behold, now is the day of salvation.” ~2 Corinthians 6:2
If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, would you consider inviting Him into your heart today?
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men” ~Titus 2:11
For those of us who have wrapped ourselves in His priceless gift of salvation, eternal life, and hope for the future, may that be the center of our celebration this Thanksgiving. I can think of no greater reason to be grateful, today or any other.
To God, alone, be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
What do you think? What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving?
If you do not know Christ as your Savior and have questions, please consider starting a conversation with me via my Contact Page. I’d love to talk.
All Scripture verses are from the New King James Version
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