I would imagine that many of you went through the process of everyone telling what they are thankful for this season. I am confident that Jesus was mentioned. It will not be the first time this season that His name will be brought up. After all, Christmas is coming. But I am not sure we really process how incredible it is that unholy people like us can live with a holy God forever.
Sometimes we even forget the danger we were in. My rebellion against God, my stubborn insistence that I do things my way, and my refusal to honor God should result in being separated from His presence forever. But he sent Jesus to bring me back. Now I get heaven, not hell. And that is a great thanksgiving story.
So I do want to be thankful for a God who lets my future be determined by His actions, not mine. And I do not want to take that for granted.