It’s Thanksgiving and in between the food, the family and the festivities many of us will take a moment to give thanks.
And while I will clearly be giving thanks for all the good things in my life, I will also be giving thanks for something bad, and that bad thing are my sins.
I am thankful because God sent Jesus making forgiveness of my sins possible.
Proverbs 28:13 urges us to take advantage of God’s opportunity of forgiveness.
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Therefore this Thanksgiving I will add these blessings to the many things that I am grateful:
- Forgiveness is possible through confession
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
- There is no sin too great for God to forgive
Come, let’s talk this over, says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool! Isaiah 1:18
- God has given us a way out of our sinful lives
God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness. Titus 2:11-14 (The Message)
It’s Thanksgiving and in between the cranberry, the football and the shopping this sinner is so thankful that God has sent Jesus so that my sins can be forgiven.