Wednesday, 10 June 2009

thank God for nothing

Thank God for nothing. Sounds heretical, right? Well, I assure you, it's not.

This past Sunday my dad spoke on Psalm 103. And that was his sermon title. I went back and forth between two plausible causes for such a title. Either it was a very misfortune typo, or it was yet another clever play on words. The latter proved true quick enough.

Let us not just thank God for everything, that He has given us in His grace; but also let us thank Him for what He doesn't give us, in His mercy.

"He forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
satisfies your desires with good things."
.... thank God for everything.

"He does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities."
.... thank God for nothing.

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