Blessing Bundles: Health, Care and Comfort
He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
French novelist Alphonse Karr wrote, “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” None of us have perfect circumstances in life. That’s a state reserved for heaven. But we all have the blessings of common grace, and God’s children have the blessings that come from being in Christ.
In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told us that God is gracious to all humanity. Even the most despicable person on earth can enjoy a new sunrise every morning and a fresh rain shower in season. We all have air to breathe and a beautiful creation to enjoy. Christians additionally have all the benefits of grace. The Bible says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
Try offering this old prayer: “Lord, Thank You that I’m as well off as I am.” God has given you a degree of health, care, and comfort. Focus on your blessings, and learn to thank God for the roses.
Do all things without grumbling. Why? You have a sovereign God who is on your side, who works everything together for your good.