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“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” -Matthew 26:26-29

What is there to be more thankful for than the blood of Jesus? To be thankful for God in flesh, taking upon Himself all of the sins of man – that were, is and will be – upon Himself.

He bore a weight that the human mind can’t even fully conceive. He died a painful death that was meant for us. Don’t you know that the wages of sin is death? “For the wages of sin is death;” -Romans 6:23

We encourage each other to claim our joys, our lives and the desires of our heart, but ignore our lingering condition – we’re sinners! We sin every day, knowingly and unknowingly, and it’s glorified and celebrated.

We have a price to pay for sin and according to the Word, it’s death…“but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” -Romans 6:23

Jesus died our death on Calvary – He died for all of my sins, all of your sins, for all of the sins of mankind. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are free from the debt of sin. Amen!

This Thanksgiving, let the tables we sit at, with family and friends, be surrounded with thankful hearts that Jesus gave us a new life in Him.

Happy Thanksgiving!