You don’t need me to regurgitate the headlines. Current events aren’t happy places today. It’s easy to get discouraged amid the noise of life and get hung up in the noose of negativity. The vitriolic dung keeps piling up, creeping closer to your front door, hoarding your social media feed, and invading every crevice of your life. There is no rest for the weary.
I get it. Life is tough these days. COVID-19 has slain all our normal distractions. Are you really watching Korean baseball (not that there’s anything wrong with that…)?
But…as bad as life may seem, you and I have it good. I woke up laying in a comfortable bed, next to a beautiful woman. I walked into the kitchen this morning and made fresh coffee. There is ample food in our fridge. Both our latest checkups showed that while we’re older, we’re fairly healthy. There is lot to be thankful about at our house. I wager that’s true at your house, too.
So, take that good news and go be a blessing wherever you go today. Even better, go be a blessing wherever you find yourself this coming week. I think you will be amazed at the difference you can make in this world one person and one conversation at a time.
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 (NIV)
Father, May my thoughts be more about You than about me. Let my words speak healing and my actions bring blessing to others as a demonstration of my love for You, Almighty God, maker of heaven and earth, and as a sign of my love for others. Who is my brother? Anyone who calls Your name with praise. Who is my neighbor? Anyone who is not me. Thank You, God, for the many blessings that flow from You to my front door. Yours is the Kingdom, the Power , and the Glory. Amen!