We do not worship a theory. We are not watched over and cared for and held by an idea. If you have called upon the name of Jesus in faith, have trusted in Him and follow Him in life-altering belief, then you are being led by a Shepherd, a Messiah, who is unfathomably, unshakeable real.
I am thankful that while looking for a house, wrestling with sadness, working and playing and trying to raise children and live out a God-pleasing marriage, I am not alone.
My faith is not in fiction, but in the ever-present, soon-returning King who cherishes His people beyond all measure.
My Jesus is real, and therefore so are my thanks.