It is thanksgiving day. I have read messages from several of my friends saying what they are thankful for. I don’t feel very thankful. I live alone. I am lonely. If I judge my life according to what the world calls success I am unsuccessful. However, there is something I am thankful for. Actually, it is a who and, that who is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.
According to the bible, the epistles of Paul primarily, I am the righteousness of God, in Christ. Everything that He is, I am. He was crucified. Me too. He rose from the dead. Me too. He is very pleasing to God. Me too. God loves Him and will do anything he ask. Me too. This is the way God sees it and I agree with Him. I am in Christ. This is grace.
I believe this message mostly because it is the only hope I have. If I look at my life, what I have accomplished, what I have lost, the pain I have experienced thus far, I might have attempted or even succeeded in suicide by now. There are other reasons that I have to live. This is just the main one, God loves me. I believe there is a plan for my life. I don’t know when it will unfold. I don’t even know what it is, but, I trust God. HE SENT HIS SON TO DIE FOR ME! He reconciled me to himself through the death of His Son while I was yet in my sin.
Anyway, what I am thankful for this thanksgiving day is God and His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.