Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankfulness

“I know not a word which can express the surprise and wonder our souls ought to feel at God’s goodness to us. Our hearts playing the harlot; our lives far from perfect; our faith almost blown out; our unbelief often prevailing; our pride lifting up its accursed head; our patience a poor sickly plant, almost nipped by one night’s frost; our courage little better than cowardice; our love lukewarmness; our ardour but as ice—oh, my dear brethren, if we will but think any one of us what a mass of sin we are, if we will but reflect that we are after all, as one of the fathers writes, “walking dunghills,” we should indeed be surprised that the sun of divine grace should continue so perpetually to shine upon us, and that the abundance of heaven’s mercy should be revealed in us."
-Charles H. Spurgeon

There is so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  But let us not forget amidst the joy of the holiday, gratitude for our family and friends and temporary possessions how much mercy God has shown us.  We should be forever grateful.





Katie

1 comment:

Vicki said...

That is a very true and humbling quote, Allison -- really, we have everything in the world to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, because the Lord loves us with all His heart, even though we are completely and hopelessly undeserving. Thank you for reminding us!

Love in Christ,
Vicki