This Thanksgiving I am ‘rejoiceful’ with family and the Body of Christ of Jesus’ redemption of great price and that we can celebrate this freely in our homes and with the Household of God.
I love the words here of J. H. Merle Daubigne as he encourages redeemed hearts to die to self and live to our Redeemer.
Be converted, then, in your hearts! Die to the world, to sin, to yourselves even, and live to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Immortal souls, Christ hath redeemed you at a great price! He gave his whole life on the cross for you. Learn, then, ‘that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.’ ‘Wherefore come out from among idols, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.’
About what are you rejoiceful in your family and church?