Thursday, November 27, 2014
The Ultimate Thanksgiving
Matthew 27:50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last. 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split.
This is the moment of Christ’s death on the cross and it is in this moment that everything is changed. The power of sin and death is destroyed and Jesus is the one who conquers in this earth-shattering event. The corruption caused by sin is healed and the Holy of Holies in the temple is opened providing the pathway for us to become God’s holy people.
Today people will gather around tables together as families and express things for which they are grateful. There are many people and things for which we can be extremely grateful but at the end of the day nothing can match what it is that Christ has done for us.
I don’t think that we can ever fully appreciate what it cost Christ for all of us. His love spills out over the cross and across the hills and valleys of time to reach us today as we gather around our tables. May our hearts be filled with gratitude and may we not take for granted what should be our ultimate thanksgiving — what Christ has made possible through his life and death!
Lord, today we are thankful for all that you have made possible for us. Thank you will never be enough! Amen.