For This I Give Thanks……
Updated: Jan 25, 2021
As I sit and reflect on and everything I am thankful for I realize that none of what I hold dear would be possible without the One I am most thankful for….Jesus. He loved me when I didn’t know nor love Him. He died for me before I was born but already had me on his mind. He accepted being misunderstood, dismissed, talked about, betrayed, physically abused, and despised not only to save me but to show me how it’s done. He shows me that yes, you can suffer and still love, Beloved. You can not have your needs met but still meet the needs of others. You can look foolish in the eyes of man and be powerful beyond measure. You can maintain when there is turmoil within and stay the same in the chaos around you. And you have the strength and fortitude to do the things that I (Jesus) call you to do because you are a part of ME. You can do all things through ME Beloved all things through ME you can do.
Yes, I am thankful for the birth of Jesus, the life of Jesus, the death of Jesus, the guidance of Jesus, the love of Jesus, the legacy and hope of Jesus Christ. I am not ashamed of His message, my life is to be His message. Thank you Jesus for your love, your grace and your patience with me when I get it wrong on the way to getting it right. In my field of study I have learned that in some cases the process is more important than the content. Let us not get so bogged down in content that we become stagnant, abort the process and all that we were to fulfill. Keep your focus on Jesus…..the sweetest name I know.
Matthew 28 King James Version (KJV)
28 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
For this I give thanks…..
Ms. Wanda, GAC