Devotion of Thanksgiving
Hebrews 10:15 - The Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds," then he adds, "I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more." Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
I am a firm believer that God is talking to us all the time, through the events happening in our lives and the things He brings to our notice.
South Carolina is known for its beaches and history. It isn't know for its fall foliage. In fact, I've known a few people to move back up north because they "miss four seasons." I respectfully disagree. We don't have much of a winter--and I don't miss the cold--but we do have pockets of autumn and cold days. We've even had snow two or three times in the twenty-seven years I've lived here.
And for me, my experience is of awe and wonder when I catch a glimpse of one of those pockets, such as the tree in the picture above. While on a morning walk in a nearby neighborhood, I noticed the gleaming gold of this tree and came up with the caption, "Autumn is...sunshine ripened, ready for the plucking. Instead, given freely. Grace."
I plan on posting this on Instagram after I post here since I haven't posted there in months. But the idea circles back to today's scripture at my local church. God has written his law on our hearts, and because of Jesus's sacrifice no the cross, he remembers our sins no more.
Would you think with me of how wondrous that is? I teach in my classes about the importance of forgiveness, particularly using Everett Washington's REACH model. The last step is to hold on to the forgiveness, knowing that memories of the offense will resurface and you must reassure yourself that you have forgiven and it's over.
God does us one better. He remembers our sins no more. Freely.
So, I am thankful for Grace.
Please share below some of the things you are grateful for.
PS I'm grateful you took the time to read this blog. Happy Thanksgiving!