I am thankful for clear, blue, sunshiney skies when it was supposed to be storming. I’m thankful for the gorgeous, great big mountain outside my window – though the view is somewhat obscured by the tree in my front yard. Just knowing that majestic thing is there is something to be thankful for.
I am thankful for kids who get along more often than not.
I am thankful for mornings.
I am thankful for my chiropractor, who has been so generous.
I am thankful for the class I am currently teaching. This one is going so much better than the last one!
I am thankful that I serve a God of justice. The justice system in this country is so very broken, that it’s nice to know that Perfect Justice is real.
I am thankful for the grace and mercy of that same God, which took the justice I deserved, and placed it squarely on the shoulders of my Savior, Jesus.
I am thankful that grace and mercy is available to anyone who wants it, just for the asking. And I am thankful for those who do, indeed, ask, because it means one more victory over death.
I am thankful for my place in Heaven, where I will no longer have to read headlines like this: Dr. Killed Babies with Scissors.
Sigh…I know I need to be praying for this man’s repentance and salvation, but at this moment, I can’t. By tonight, I’ll be able to, but not right now. Right now, I am praying for all his poor victims, none of whom went into that illegal clinic with any sort of malicious joy in what they were about to allow to be done to themselves and their babies. May God truly have mercy on each one of them, and bring them to a place of healing, hope, and restoration.
Thank you to our January host, Lynn. Visit her blog to see more thankful posts, and to link your own. Click on the button at the top of this post, or in the sidebar, to be taken to the Thankful Thursday blogroll, where you can grab the code yourself.
A very merry Thursday to you!