Today is Thankful Thursday and there is sooo much to be thankful for. This week is very special in the life of a Jesus-lover, because this is the week that He gave us hope. I thank Him for that. Here is the rest of my list for the week.
1)I am thankful for Jesus shedding His blood for me. I don’t deserve even a drop of His blood, but He shed His blood to cover my numerous sins. I praise Him for that.
2)I am thankful for God sending His Son, Jesus, to this world. It had to be hard to watch His Son in such pain. I cannot even imagine.
3) I am thankful for a wonderful church. I am thankful that we have a Tenebrae service each year to remind us what Easter really means. It is one of the best services of the year. For those of you who don’t know what this is, it is a service that is done in very low light with the light gradually going out. The crucifixion story is read and by the time the story gets to the death of Jesus, the lights are completely out. The church is emptied and locked for the weekend and opened on Sunday morning when Christ rose. It is a service where people come out not talking, because it is very emotional.
4) I am thankful for my beautiful family.
5) I am thankful for my Christian friends-both in real life and in cyberspace.
6) I am thankful. I am thankful. My heart is just full.
I hope that you spend time in prayer and thought this week about the real meaning of Easter. Eggs, bunnies, and chicks are fun, but without the cross and the grave, we would be lost. Thank You, Jesus!
For more expressions of thankfulness, visit Iris at Sting My Heart. She is the wonderful hostess for this event!
Smiles and Loves! Janis