“God has blessed us abundantly—not only with earthly goods but with salvation and hope. He is with us every day, in every situation. We are not alone. What a wonderful life!”
We are a blessed people! Few of us know anything of going hungry or of having no home in which to live. We don’t have to worry about our next meal or the need of a coat to keep us warm while experiencing the frigid temperatures winter can bring. In fact, many of us have an abundance of food and clothing! In addition to being blessed with an abundance of earthly necessities and goods, we have been given the biblical plan of salvation and principles by which to live that bring about a wonderful, happy life.
Why, then, do some people allow discontent and unthankfulness to creep into their thoughts and attitudes? Perhaps it’s the hectic pace at which we live. It’s easy to become bogged down with the cares of life—making a living, paying the bills, and keeping a family together—so much so that we fail to count our blessings.
If we are not careful, we can succumb to grumbling and complaining. “I’m tired of getting up early and going to work!” “I can’t believe our electric is so expensive!” “The cost of maintaining a house is crazy!” Let us remember, if it weren’t for that job, we may not have a home. If it weren’t for that electric bill, we may not have heat in the winter and hot water in which to bathe. If it weren’t for that house, we would not have shelter from the elements.
God has blessed us abundantly—not only with earthly goods but with salvation and hope. He is with us every day, in every situation. We are not alone. What a wonderful life!
During this holiday season, “may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NKJV)