“You, Lord, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger.” Psalm 85:1-3
At the Passover, a song is sung that says, “It would have been enough.” And the thrust of the song is that if God had only sent the plagues in Egypt, that would have been enough, but He did more. If God would have released His people from their slavery, that would have been enough, but God did more. If He would have taken the Israelites through the Red Sea, that would have been enough, but God did way, way more.
And that is what we see in this psalm. God always goes way beyond our ability to even ask or think.
He shows favor. He restores fortunes. He forgives iniquity. He covers all the sins. He sets aside His wrath. He turns away his fierce anger.
How can we praise Him enough?
And that’s not all. Jesus left Heaven to come to earth. He took our sin on Him. He died in our place. He rose to give us new life. He lives today to intercede for us. He is preparing a place for us. He is coming someday to take us to be with Him.
We will have an eternity to try to say thank You for all that our Lord has done.
Jesus, today I say Thank You, and I will continue on into eternity.