Scripture clearly indicates that all spiritual blessings are found in Christ (Ep. 1:3). As we conclude this week of thanksgiving, we want to take a moment to consider a few of these spiritual blessings.
Forgiveness of the past: The word translated forgiveness is unique. The idea is summed up as “sent away.” When God forgives our sin, He sends it away. As David wrote, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Ps. 103:12).
Strength in the present: While the arsenal needed to get through this life includes listening to God (study) and speaking with God (prayer), the promise of His strength keeps us focused. This is how we learn contentment, as Paul identified, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13).
Hope for the future: Realizing the two blessings listed, we are thankful for the hope Christ provides of something that awaits us when we reach the end of our journey on earth. Jesus provided this hope through His death and resurrection. Take a moment to read John 14:1-6.
For these we give thanks.