Beauty Wins, Evil Loses
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Cor. 9:15
“… the boundless riches of Christ…” Eph. 3:8

🙏 Heavenly Father, of the long list of things for which we’re grateful today, none surpasses the “indescribable gift” and “boundless riches” of the Gospel of your grace. What we could never do for ourselves, Jesus did for us. What we need more than romance and riches, breath and bread, water and a worry-free life, you give us through our union with Christ. Hallelujah, and thank you! We also want to be specific about other thanks-worthy things today.

Thank you for putting an expiration date on every virus, all cancer, and each illness—mental, emotional, and physical. Healing and wholeness get the last word, not dying and death. Beauty wins, evil loses.

Thank you for already placing the government of the entire cosmos squarely on Jesus’ shoulders. Those shoulders that bore the cross for us, now bear the joy of making all things new.

Thank you, that even if we live to be 102 in this broken world, like my grandmother Smith, we’ll look back on it like it was a mere nanosecond. We’re destined for an eternity of perfect everything—especially our relationship with you, and each other. We’ll never harm, or be harmed. No more knowing in part, loving in part, or anything in part.

Father, may Thanksgiving Day 2020 be an unusually kind, gentle, encouraging, grace-shaped, thanks-filled day. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ wonderful and merciful name.
( ✍️ Scotty Smith)

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