Bible Reading: 2 Peter 3
“8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
Besides the parade, dog show, football, and unlimited food (yes I eat more than one would think) Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Each year, it becomes more important to me, because there is more to be thankful for. My loving and supportive family, my new in-law family, and my beautiful and loving wife! That’s just scratching the surface, thinking of all I’ve been blessed with, including being apart of a wonderful church family, is simply overwhelming. Most of all, thinking of the love, grace, care, and patience God has for me is unbelievable. Besides Sara, my relationship with the Lord is the most valuable and wonderful thing I am thankful for. In this chapter, we are reminded of how God keeps His promises. Many times we put a time restraint on Him, but truly, it is in His with His control. Verse 9, shows God takes His promises more serious than we on earth could ever keep. But it is emphasized here that He is still patient or long suffering toward us. How many times has somebody not kept a promise or put conditions on a promise. God always keeps His Word, and is patient in the process. Many times God could have held back because of our attitude, but was long suffering instead. That is true love toward us that cannot be reached expect by Christ. I’m so thankful for God’s loving patience and how He keeps His promises. The simple challenge to you is what can you thank God for Thanksgiving Day!