A lot happened in 2016. I know this is March, three months into 2017, but as I was sitting on the bus my mind fell deep into thought. God has blessed me so much. Sometimes for us to really see those blessings we need that idle moment of silence. After countless days of watching horrific acts committed throughout our country and our world, waking up early in the morning to go to work, and preparing ourselves mind, body, and soul for whatever is to come in the rest of the week, we need to rest. Rest for as long as you see fit, but rest and recap on the positive things that has happened in your life. Once you do so, you will realize that they outweigh the negative.
Yes, I have a lot to be thankful for and I know you do too. Just for waking up in the morning and brushing your teeth are two glorious things we sometimes take advantage of. On the news a few weeks ago, I listened with tears in my eyes of a family of eleven who woke up the next day with half of their family gone from a vicious fire. I didn’t know what to do with myself after hearing such tragedy. But I did pray. I prayed for the family and sought Jesus’ mercy and comfort upon them in their grief. I prayed for myself and my family and sought Jesus again for mercy, comfort, and thanked him for it all.
Never take your life or world for granted. All of it is a blessing. You are blessing.
The world feels like it’s collapsing around us every day. From politics to our crumbling neighborhoods, we must keep the world balanced by trusting, praying, thanking, and remembering Jesus Christ. So be thankful this day. I know I am thankful.
I pray you have a blessed day.