A couple of weeks ago, for a second time, I ran (not fast, but not walking!) at the Grand Blue Mile (one mile) as part of the Drake Relays....with several thousand of my closest friends!
I couldn't help but think about 'how blessed' I am with good health at my age!
Unless I am hit by a falling meteor (or some other untimely event), some day I will have a decline in my health. So then am I 'unblessed'??
Do we equate blessings with good health? materials successes? happy, growing family members? some other things we 'like'?
What about when we get job losses? financial reverses? less-than-the-best health diagnoses? Are those 'un-blessings'?
I think Jesus was telling his disciples about 'His blessings' from the Beatitudes:
"Looking at His disciples, he said:
"Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.
"Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
"Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man."
~ taken from Luke 6:20 - 22 NIV
Sometimes when we get things we 'like', we are blessed with God's hand.
Other times when we get things we 'don't like', we are blessed with God's heart
As part of God's Kingdom, everything is doable!
I am blessed (as are you!) today. And we can plan on being blessed by Him tomorrow!!