I have thought about the past year of what exactly do I have to be thankful for, and I always come up with this answer… I am saved. I have a God who loved me so much, that He wanted me to be with Him forever. It’s so hard to understand how the God of the universe, the God of all creation, could love a sinner, or even want to have fellowship with such a one. What’s even harder to understand is why would He want to send His only begotten son to redeem me? Why would Jesus volunteer to take my punishment for my sins? Why would He count it joy to suffer and endure the cross? Why would He give the Comforter to dwell in me, to teach me the things of God? Why?
As I think of Thanksgiving, I think of the cross, and all I have in Christ; and I say thank you Heavenly Father, and thank you Jesus for loving me so.