Sunday, November 20, 2011
Thanksgiving: A Time to Count Your Blessings
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over-head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish… you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you have your own computer and can surf the net… you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness…you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.
If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation…you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture of death… you are envied by and more blessed than, three billion people in the world.
If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm… you’re unique to all those in doubt and despair.
So count your blessings and thank God for all that He has given to you and done for you!
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 106:1