You demonstrated Your love for us in this: While we were still sinners, You died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Dear Father in Heaven,
I’m thankful for a lot of things, but that is at the top of the list. You sacrificed yourself for me. I am grateful for all the necessities in life, family, friends, food, clothes, water and Your Word.
I once again forgot to thank You for what You have already done for me and for everyone who believes.
Thank you for all the good in my life. Thank You for carrying me through the scary parts, and for dragging me out of the dangerous parts–especially those times where my fingernails left deep, stubborn marks in the dirt.
Thank You for doing the unasked-for things. I don’t even know the half of it.
Lord, I don’t always know — until I’m looking in the rear-view mirror — about Your behind-the-scenes coordination of the best decisions that I never made — but that came to pass anyway.
I don't always remember the fact that every good and perfect thing is a gift from above and You saved a wretch like me. I forget that in entering Your courts, I might just want to have a little thanksgiving in my heart. Your Book says You make Your Big Self comfortable on the praises of Your people. You are enthroned on our praise!
And when I get to Heaven someday, I hope that You will take me by the hand, straight into the throne room, and ’round the back side of that throne. I pray that You’ll point a holy finger towards something that glorifies you right in that throne. And I hope that section says this: “This Section Made by Virginia.”
Yeah, God. I want to praise you, today and forevermore.
P.S. I am also very thankful for turkey dinners living as an ex-pat in Korea! God bless all those people who helped with that beautiful thanksgiving meal.