More than anything, I am thankful for the birth of the Christ.
I am thankful and grateful for his great sacrifice and words of truth that have led millions to salvation and grace. I am thankful to God who showed His love by the sacrifice of His Son in the great hopes that people would listen and follow the commandment to love one another, the only hope for our world. Jesus was humble and lived a simple life. He lived to teach and help others, and taught us that a life spent in accumulating wealth and possessions was not just foolish, but wrong. He taught us to spend our lives in the service of others. He taught that true love is not a warm fuzzy feeling, but an act of great sacrifice, which explains why most marriages never work. He taught us to love and pray for our enemies, which does not mean to go give them a big hug, but to stop vengeful acts that bring you down to their level or below. He told us to forgive those that don’t deserve it and this does not mean you allow someone to do wrong, but if they truly repent, you allow them back into your life or society without reproach.
I am thankful that when I feel alone or unloved Jesus told me to remember that when the world hated you that it hated him first. The knowledge that I am indeed in good company, comforts me greatly. Thank you God, in the name of Jesus, for another day.