"Thankfulness Reaps Benefits,"
Luke 23: 33--43; Pastor Marvin G. Spence
Opportunities abound for thankfulness when we inventory the many times we have benefitted from God's grace and mercy just in this year. Think about our own mistakes, mis-steps, short-comings, even as Christians we are prone to sin. The good news is that we can confidently ask and receive the Lord's forgiveness which leads to a change in attitude and outcome when we accept Jesus as Lord. Our response to what has already been done for our benefit can be summed up in three words: "Thank you, Jesus!" Be mindful of the fact we are part of the Lord's extended family and our behavior should remind ourselves and others of Jesus. So in all things let us be thankful.