I am Thankful

I am thankful...
- that my security in Christ is because I am kept by nothing less than the omnipotent power of God.

"...who are kept by the power of God through faith" (1 Peter 1:5)

and that my keeping is 'through faith' which is, in itself, the 'gift of God' (Eph 2:8).

I am thankful...
- that the angels were given charge over me, even in the days before I was saved.

"Are they [angels] not ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who 
shall be heirs of salvation?" (Heb 1:14)

How little we know of God's means of protecting us from harm.

I am thankful...
- that, wonderful as the angels are, it was not fallen angels that Christ came into the world to save, but fallen man; and that this salvation, completed in Christ, is so amazing, so wonderful, so unfathomable, that even 

'the angels desire to look into' it (1 Peter 1:12)

Over the weekend, I've been in Stornoway at special communion services. I am so thankful, and felt privileged, to have heard a man preach who has been unwell in the past couple of years, but who set before me Christ's work of salvation in a way that warmed my heart, and made my Saviour even more precious to me. I am thankful to have heard him preach to the unsaved with passion and love, stoking up the embers of longing in my own heart to see those whom I love in this world saved.

So much to be thankful for.


  1. Thanks, Anne. A great reminder as we start the week.

  2. Yes, thank you, a wonderful way to start the week.
    So true, we do know so little of how He is protecting us. I thank Him daily for His protection and keeping me safe, and from the things I don't see happening around me that He has spared me from.

  3. Wonderful that this man was able to share such a touching testimony ~And that you could share how it has blessed you ~have a wonderful week ~Love Heather

  4. Just reading this ministers to my heart. Thank you for sharing.

  5. So thankful that you shared this, and I came back to it when I had time. Overwhelms my heart thinking on His saving grace.


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