There is an Asian legend about a poor man who approached his king with a complaint concerning his poverty. “The only things I own are these rags,” he said. “I’ll give you riches,” the king replied, “pleasures, and honors on the condition that you give me half of what you now own.” The poor man thought it sounded like a good deal. After all, he only owned rags. “You have two boys,” the king continued, “give me one. You have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two feet, two hands, give me one of each.” It was then that the beggar realized how blessed he was. What he had in his poverty was worth far more than any riches, any honors, or any pleasures that the king could give him.
So too, you may be looking at what you don’t have. But what you have in God is worth far more than anything you don’t. If you had the riches of the entire world, but not the Lord, you would have nothing. But if you’re saved, you are more blessed than the richest of this world. Rejoice in your blessings.
Today’s Mission – Today, practice the holy act of giving thanks. Give thanks for all the blessings you may be taking for granted.