There’s one thing you can be thankful for tomorrow. One thing you can jot down in your journal. Or mention at family dinner.
And it’s not what you expect.
Sometimes I go to bed at night thinking about how many times I failed during the day. Counting the number of moments I raised my voice. Regretting the minutes I spent on routine instead of relationship.
Shocked faces and broken tears because of Mom’s sin can leave scars too deep to forget.
You know what I’m thankful for as 2018 starts its conclusion?
…We all mess up…
Every stinkin’ one of us.
You get frustrated with your kids. You rush them to bed. You say things you regret. I know you do because I do too.
And we’ll both do it on Thanksgiving. The family time will feel long. And our patience will prove short.
Today, on Thanksgiving Eve, let’s embrace this truth…We will mess up because we’re all really big messes. We’re image bearers of God trapped in a body of sin. And the battle will overtake us.
But for grace.
The shock of my sin fuels the shock of His grace and fills my heart with overwhelming Thanksgiving.
Tomorrow let’s be thankful. God sees our messes as a chance for overwhelming grace.
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ” (Romans 5:6-8)
Hmm…it couldn’t possibly be me behind that locked door??