Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving - Grace and Mercy

"But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved." Ephesians 2:4 & 5

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  Of course Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our lives and on the many riches that we have been given.  I am thankful for my family and friends, the abundant harvest that we had this year and for health and home.  Most importantly, there are 2 things that stand out that I am most thankful for:  God's grace and God's mercy 

God's Grace - is God giving us wonderful things that we don't deserve - specifically Salvation

"For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." John 1:17

"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men." Titus 2:11

God's Mercy - is God not giving us the punishment that we do deserve - specifically Forgiveness

"His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation." Luke 1:50

"......the Lord is full of compassion and mercy." James 5:11

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and let us remember what God has done for us.

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