Wednesday, March 27, 2013

THANKFUL THURSDAY...people who led me to the Cross

Thank you for joining us for THANKFUL THURSDAY this week. As we approach the Easter weekend, I pray your heart is full of thanks as mine is.

Thanksgiving is the time of year that most of us hear sermons on giving thanks, but Easter is also a great opportunity for us to give thanks as we remember the sacrifice on the cross.

I thank my God every time I remember you. 
(Philippians 1:3) 

Often times, I have found that when I give thanks, it is mostly for the THINGS in my life; like food,, finances, clothes on my back, a house to live in, good health, etc. There is nothing wrong at all with giving thanks for these things, my friend, but as I look to the cross this Easter weekend, I have come to realize that often times I miss out on giving thanks for the biggest blessings in my life...PEOPLE, especially the ones that prayed for me, believed in me, mentored me and shared Christ with me.

Have you ever considered how empty and meaningless our lives would be without not only our relationships with people, but how empty and purposeless our lives would be without our relationship with Christ?

While it is easy to thank God for the THINGS in our lives, this Easter, may we remember to be equally thankful for the PEOPLE that God has placed in our lives that have led us to the Cross.

People and the Cross...two things that I am giving God praise for this weekend.

How about you? What about the Cross, His death, Resurrection and Everlasting Life are you grateful for...please share with us here today on THANKFUL THURSDAY. Next week we will meet over at GRACE ALONE where Iris will host for the month of April.

4 comments:

Denise said...

Wonderful reminder.

Carol Fleisher said...

Great post! it's so easy to get caught up in the commericialism of Easter and forget to be thankful for the Cross and for people! Thanks for the reminder. Have a blessed Easter.

Heather said...

Great post, Laurie, as always!! I always love reading your thoughts. Bless you!

Pia said...

Happy Easter!

Blessings,
Pia