It’s Thankful Thursday, and I’m thankful for the the love of God–now don’t zone out, think about it really–the kind of love that takes an undeserving wretch like me and faithfully loves me, even though I don’t appreciate Him and love Him the way that I should, and even though I often give other people and things the attention and devotion that He deserves and even though I am not grateful and actually am incapable of loving Him without His help. Is there a person on earth who would keep loving sacrificially the way God does? I’m thankful that God loved me so much, He died for me, before I loved Him back. (1 John 4:10,19–“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation (offering/sacrifice) for our sins…We love him, because he first loved us.”
The movie “The Magic of Ordinary Days” (click here to go to cbs.com for more information on this Hallmark movie) is to me a picture (albeit an imperfect one) of God’s faithful love for me.
CBS.com: “Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich and Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham star in this new ‘Hallmark Hall of Fame’ presentation. Set during World War II, the poignant love story is about an unwed pregnant woman who is sent to a small Colorado town to marry a lonely farmer who agrees to raise her child as his own.”
I recommend this film to you, even if you don’t agree with me about the analogy being a good one. But, in any case, let these words remind you of a more perfect love–that of Christ for you. I am very thankful.
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