There are countless things to be thankful for today and every day. I have mentioned many of them in previous articles. Today, I would like to focus on just one. It is indeed the Top Priority! Let me highlight it with a question. What if Jesus decided not to go to the cross? No one ever argued that He wanted to be soiled with our sin(s). Nobody claims that He enjoyed the reproach. Try and find someone who would insist that He looked forward to the pain and suffering. He went there and went through that, in obedience to the Father, out of the love of the Godhead for us ruined and lost sinners "who were dead in trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1). It would be profitable to think through the consequences for us, if He hadn't endured the shame and misery. Have you thanked Him from the depths of your being for such wondrous love? "By Him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His Name" (Hebrews 13:15). Selah! Are we so aware of the cost to Him that praise wells up in a baptism of tears for His amazing Grace lavished on us? Ron
Have a Christ-centered and blessed "Thanksgiving!"
From Knowing the Way