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Thursday, April 11, 2013

J is for... {Thankful Thursday}

I like the letter "J."  Not just because it's my first initial, but because it's the first letter of the names of the two people who love me most--

Jesus and Joshua.

One of them died and rose again so I could have life.
The other one promised his life to me.

Both love me more than I can comprehend, far more than I deserve, and more than I could repay...
but that's what makes it real love.

And because of the love from both of them, I have another gift for which I'm thankful--

Joy.

It is the love of God, and the love of my husband, which give me the greatest joy I think it's possible to experience (at least on this earth!).

I'm thankful for justification--the result of Jesus' sacrifice for me on the cross.  I have been justified before God.  Now it's "just as if I'd" never sinned--before God I am holy and sinless!

And I am thankful for the journey of life that I get to travel with my darling husband.  There's no one else I'd rather be beside for my whole life.  He is my best friend, my lover, and my greatest encouragement.

And I'm thankful that I'm Jaimie.  I'm happy to be me--just the way God made me. :)


What are you thankful for?  Anything that begins with "J"?

Linking today with The Fontenot Four and black tag diaries.

4 comments:

  1. It's so important to be thankful about so many things in your life. Your wonderful attitude will be a constant source of joy.

    Julie

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  2. I have a grandson named Joshua (I don't see him that often) and a son John who lives in Spain. that is my "J" people I am thankful for.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Great list!

    I have three J's to be thankful for. Jesus, John (my husband), and my son John Declan. (He technically goes by Declan, but John is his first name. ;)

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