Last week was Thanksgiving here in the US. This is a time when we're supposed to get together with family, eat lots of food, and be thankful for what we have. But why do we have to wait until the third Thursday in November to give thanks? God does so much for us that we should be thanking him all of the time. As my wife has said many times recently, we should be coming to church and to God with our hands up, not hands out.
So for this entire week I'm going to blog about my personal thanks to God. I did that with family last week, but I wanted to wait until after the "official" Thanksgiving holiday to do this publicly. Maybe this will inspire more people to thank God for all He does.
Today's thanks? The same thing that I said before the family last Thursday. I'm thankful for forgiveness. I'm not a hardened criminal or mass murderer, but I've done some bad things in my life. Things that have been against God and against other people. I'm so thankful that no matter what I have done, God forgives. If it wasn't for His forgiveness, I wouldn't be able to have a place with Him in Heaven, and I wouldn't be who I am today. Thank you, Lord.