What attribute of God am I most thankful for? When I pondered this question, the first thing that came to mind was God’s love for me. He loved me so much He sent Jesus, His only Son, to die for my sins so that I could be brought into a relationship with him through faith in Christ. John 3:16 says it so well. ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” God wants me to be with Him for eternity and be freed from the power and presence of sin. What an amazing gift we have in His love! Thoughts of God’s love lead me to think about the perfection and purity of His love. In our world we don’t know love that is not motivated by some selfish desire. It is part of our world and our nature no matter how hard we try. God is pure love. His love is not short lived but longsuffering and eternal in nature. His love is steadfast and we can always count on it. Multiple scriptures express the truth that God’s love is steadfast, everlasting, eternal and forever. Here are a few:
1 Chronicles 16:34 “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!”
Psalm 136:1-26 repeatedly says, “
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.”
God’s love is steadfast, true, pure and will be with me for eternity. I can rely upon God’s love always as God is faithful.
Today as you consider reasons for your thankfulness, I pray that God’s love will be ever present in your heart and mind. His love is an eternal truth we can always be thankful for in every circumstance.
Take time to read Psalm 136. Read it aloud and let the truth of God’s love sink into your soul.