November 2020, Vol. 39, No. 11

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Thankful For What We Don’t Have

posted on November 10, 2020

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Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;” (Psalms 103:2).

This time of year we think about ‘counting our many blessings’. It’s easy to look at all of our stuff all our friends and family, our homes, our jobs and understand the need to be grateful.

Yet do we realize that our greatest blessing might just be what we don’t have?

If we are free from disease. If we are not at war. When we don’t suffer physical persecution for our faith. When we don’t have fear of our government. When we don’t have toxins in our water or poisons in our food. When we don’t have crimes overrunning our streets. When we don’t have want for food or supplies.

We have it so good because we don’t have so much that others do. And for that we should be thankful.

Thankful and generous. One can’t truly be grateful for what he has if he is not willing to share that with those that do not.

If we count what we have and all the things we are not burdened with, it would be asinine not to realize that we are a blessed people. These blessings have come from our God on High. In Him, we should give thanks!

Barry Haynes
Hope church of Christ
Hope, AR

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