(A Thanksgiving Thought)

OK.  I am busted.  It is not even December yet, and I could not
help myself.  I admit it.  I put up Christmas lights at the church
before Thanksgiving.  Perhaps it is
because I love this season with all of the sights, smells, food, family and
friends (not necessarily in that order). Or maybe it is because I just like the small LED lights that use a
minimal amount of coal.

The sign at our church is made out of old railroad timbers
and is in the shape of a cross.  As I was
fixing the lights to the sign this morning, the ladder I was standing on
started to wiggle.  Grabbing the
horizontal beam12 feet off of the ground I was struck with this thought…”I am
clinging to the Old Rugged Cross!”  Of
course it reminded me of the hymn, but I was REALLY thankful for something to
hold on to.

When we consider all of that which we are thankful for
during this Thanksgiving week, I am thankful for many things such as my wife,
my family, the Body of Christ at CCFV and for the wonderful country we live
in.  That being said, I am the most
thankful for God.  For it was God that
loved me enough to send His only Son Jesus to this earth to live, breath,
serve, and die on THE old rugged cross. The resurrection three days later proves that death lost its power and
that everything Jesus had to say was valid.

Why am I thankful? Jesus is my Savior and I am forgiven! He gave me the Holy Spirit to comfort and help me live for Him.  He will never leave me or forsake me, and one
day I will be with Him in Heaven forever.

Yes, I am thankful for the Old Rugged Cross, but even more
so, I am thankful for the King of Kings, the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ the
Righteous, the Lamb of God who was slain for me.

Happy Thanksgiving!