Are you thankful for forgiveness?
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1-5
In the early days of New England it was a Thanksgiving custom to place five kernels of corn at every plate. This was a reminder of the First harsh winter when almost half of the colonists died. Unfortunately, food was so scarce that only a few grains of corn were rationed at a time. However in the better days that followed, the colonists wanted to remind themselves they had much to be thankful for.
It must have been a similar spirit that the Psalmist reminded himself to be thankful. He wrote with enthusiasm the 103rd Psalm. In the verses he mentioned five things he was thankful for. The first was forgiveness, read this over again. What are the other four things he mentions.
Remember this Thanksgiving we have much to be thankful for with great enthusiasm. Express to God our Father what you are thankful for!
~ Pastor Turner