Happy Thanksgiving! I'm finishing up this little series on gratefulness with the one thing I really couldn't live without: Jesus.
The longer I live, the more I realize that the only way to make any sense out of this fallen, twisted world is through Jesus Christ. He is everything - Creator, Savior, Redeemer and the Lover of our souls. Without Him, neither you nor I would be sitting here celebrating Thanksgiving. I love this quote from C.S. Lewis:
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
He is truth and love and without Him there is nothing. I am so thankful that He is gracious and merciful with us when we constantly turn away from the Truth, that He pursues us and loves us in the midst of our sin and shortcomings. If there is anything good in me or in the rest of the world, it is from Him. I pray that especially today "the peace of Christ which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7).