Pastor Amanda teaches on The Power of a Simple Gift. Our thankfulness—at least the majority of it—stems from what our physical eyes can see. But sometimes all the blessings and gifts that God gives us can distract us from the root of our thankfulness—from the foundational gift that preceded them all. Forgiveness is the root from which our thankfulness begins and it is the place from which all other gifts proceed. When we see ourselves in light of our Sin—and God’s forgiveness of it—it changes our perception of each other and it stirs within us a holy desire to see others freed from the bondage of their Sin.