This post was originally published on Thanksgiving 2017.
Today is Thanksgiving. Americans usually spend this day with family and friends to celebrate this day thankful for our loved ones, and for all God has provided for us.
We often share with others less fortunate by providing or helping serve them traditional turkey dinners, with a heaping helping of love from our hearts. We take time this special holiday to thank God for our many blessings, which He has provided abundantly.
I want to thank you, Lord, for the greatest gift you ever gave to us, your son, Jesus Christ.
I have sweet memories of my childhood hometown where I first saw a billboard high above the buildings which read (John 3:16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God, the greatest giver gave the greatest gift of his son to us, “that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:15.)
Before Jesus Christ came, I was a stranger and a foreigner from the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
But, now with the new birth I have eternal life. Imagine that! WOW!
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9)
For with the heart, man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:10)
When we believe that promise we just received the miracle of all miracles, which is the new birth – Christ in you, the hope of glory, born from above of incorruptible seed, with the promise of an everlasting life.
Now God has raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us through Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6,7).
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).
On this Thanksgiving day, may we remember the greatest gift from God of all, and that is Jesus Christ our Lord and our Redeemer our savior, the Lord of our life. Remember our God, our heavenly Father, who loves us so much He gave us his son, yes, I want to thank you, Lord.
Love you, Shirley