by Christina Farris
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.Day Fourteen of the Thanksgiving timeline, I thanking God for his love for you and me. If we take time to stop and think of God's wrath coming and only can see his wrath, we fail to see his love that has already come to the world. How many of us with parents or siblings, and even friends know that unconditional love before birth to after birth into the world. It that immediate love of if you part of them you are a part of me. I claim you before I ever met you as part of the family, part of the package of being one of their family and mine to so to speak. This season of family and friends should be a reminder of the love of God, of the instant bond he has toward us, yet it still our choice to be included in his family.
Thanksgiving Day without love ones and family is a day of emptiness loneliness and perhaps pictures and memories of time gone by. It is not a day to spend alone, but to spend with even a stranger that needs a warm food or even a friend for a few hours. Often we can change some life completely but sometimes give a person a few moments of a day, a few moments of a season of saying that they are important to, they are loved also, they are remembered. Why did God send his only begotten Son, but to show the world the proof of the time of love he had for them. The desire to see people healed and delivered. To see people whole, forgiven and not forgotten. People made equal and raised up and not destroyed. So people could see his compassion for them in the flesh, in reality, not just by the Spirit, so they know the difference of God's reality and fakery in our world. God did it to demonstrate his love, all the while knowing the world would hate him and kill him, only for him to rise up on the third day with full forgiveness in his wings for our sin and transgression that nailed him to the cross. To imagine what was to spend a day with Jesus in the flesh, to walk and see the blind healed, the deaf to hear and the lame to walk. Can you imagine the joy those disciples felt as areas in Israel was made whole, whether they were Jew or Gentile in the land. Can you imagine the feeling it was for the people and when they found Jesus could feed them that was it, the crowd gather even more. Jesus did not plan for people to stop working, to follow, but I imagine some of they did after their bellies were full just that one time.
Giving of God's Son to the world so man could see what every day with Jesus would be. Yet we walk in gloom at times on the earth wondering why it was not always a happy day, or it does not seem like a good day to be alive and well because of that gloom, but in truth if you can see that sun peeking throught he clouds you realize that rain must come for the Sun to shine. It is in our world we need days of heart ache and hardship to remind us what is to be with God and his healing touch in our life as he mends our wounds and heals our sorrow, and helps us through difficult times. If we can see the hope beyond the rainbow where everyone is healed and everyone is completely whole we can understand the hope of the city God is building for his people. Jesus had to go because He was preparing a place for us. This earth was not built or designed for man to live on for eternity, the place God is build is a place designed for man for all eternity. Yet we become caretakers of our world. Sometimes evil people make it hard for us to care for in our world. Yet if we continue to show that same love God had for us, by giving of ourselves and teaching the next generation to do like wise, then we have shown all the love of God and mercy we can through the continue work of grace through even our own suffering. If we can love as Christ loved, there are people that appreciate what we do and care for us.
God so loved the world, we ought too, to love them enough to teach, to heal when we can and pray for God's healing in the life of all those around us. Praying that they to will see God's love for man coming not only with the time of Christ but always daily in our lives if we will only trust in him. God is our healer, our friend, our Father, and His Son our friend, our healer and everlasting father and prince of peace. Let us hold to the hope of his continual love for us and thank him for his love for us as people as we share his love through the holiday season and into next year.
Dear Heavenly Father thank you for your love as healer, as deliver, as friend, as Father, as Savior, as prince of peace, everlasting Father, and author of eternal life with him to all that believe. The eternal hope of our salvation that we would not perish if we would only believe in his Son. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Thanksgiving Day Count Down Day 14: Thank the Lord for his love for you and me.
Continual Scripture Study:Psalm 103:1-4 KJV
1 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;