Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

We have so much to be thankful for in the United States of America. We are a people who are most blessed. We won the lottery by born into this nation. Most importantly we have the freedom to express what we believe, pursue the dream using our gifts and talents, and finally we have been given what Paul calls, "the indescribable gift" in Jesus Christ.

Why is Jesus the "indescribable gift"?

1. He has given of the gift eternal life and forgiveness for all of our sins. This is what we call grace. God's Riches At Christ's Expense!

2. We have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the gift of God, who calls us to faith, gives us gifts to use to build up the kingdom, and assures us and reminds us of our salvation in Christ.

3. We have been given the of a relationship with God the Father. Jesus paved the way for us to be in reconciled relationship with God. We don't have to fear God, but can come to him in prayer, praise and thanks. We can give thanks that we can talk with our heavenly Father anytime, anywhere. We can know that even though we walk through the valley of death's dark shadows that He will never leave us or forsake us.

I give thanks for you as well my brothers and sisters in Christ. We have the gift of a relationship with each other that those outside the body of Christ cannot know. And our relationship will last forever.

Thanks to all of you for being a friend. I hope you enjoy your thanksgiving with your family and friends.

The Lord be with you. Thanks be to God for His "indescribable" gift!

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