Friday, November 24, 2006

A Season of Thanksgiving

I could never thank my Saviour enough for all the blessings He has poured out on me. But one of the things I love particularly about this season is the focus I can take on giving thanks for the first and most important Gift He ever gave.

I was lost. Before the foundations of the world, God looked ahead to see me. He saw that I was not only lost, but that nothing in me would seek after God. I was drawn aside in my own ways and without hope of redemption.

So God made a plan way back then to save my lost soul. The only way for me to escape the penalty of my sins was for God to come in the flesh and substitute Himself for me.

2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

This He did, and He gave Himself freely. One special night a baby was born in a barn like a lamb. This Child grew in knowledge and wisdom, and was the only person to ever live His life completely free and pure of all sin. He was born with the intent to be a sacrifice that would remove my sin from me, freeing me from it.

1Jo 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Thank the Lord for His mercy to me! When God casts away sin and death into the lake of fire, I will not belong to it! I know this because of what the Bible says, "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13 I called on that name to save me, and repented of my sin. Now I owe Him a debt of thanks.

Now as I thank God for my family, our health, our comfort, my country, our freedom, and all the other things, I know that nothing compares to the Gift of Christ. Without Him, all of the others are only temporary balm to a hopeless life--I would be bound with my sins to the place they are going, and so would my husband, my children, everyone!

It humbles me deeply when I consider how desparate my need for Christ is, and fills me with joy when I consider the price that God put on my soul. To know just how much I am loved by the One Who knows me the best!

God is good!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and take some time to pay on your own debt of thanksgiving if you have been saved. If not, let me say that there is nothing in this life that is worth hanging on to if it will lose you the salvation God offers!

Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

1 comment:

Sis. Julie said...

Thanks be to the Lamb of God!! God is soooooooo Wonderful!! He saved my unworthy, wretched, dying and hell-bound soul!! I can't praise Him and thank Him enough for that. I thank Him even more for not giving up on me. In His foreknowledge...He knew I would be He kept after me and after me. He didn't give me a second chance....He gave me MANY chances!!! He was patient with me and didn't leave me alone. Praise His Holy and Precious Name!!! There are many in the world today that have wasted their chances at salvation and have crossed line of being dealt with ever again....I'm so thankful I didn't get to that point. Thank God I'm saved!! And thank God I KNOW it!!!