Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. Psalm 97:12
We have a lot to rejoice in, don’t we?
In the West we enjoy religious freedom, great food, clean water, reliable transportation, fast and cheap communications, and salvation of our souls.
We often take these things for granted (and a lot more). It’s like the Israelites when they were in the wilderness. They had food, water, footwear, clothing, and a God who was teaching them a lesson. What more did they need? And they still didn’t get it.
Indeed, what more do we need?
Today as you consider these words, take a look around you. Seriously. What do you see?
Blessings upon blessings. Spouse, children, overabundance of food and drinks, shelter, friends, vehicles, phones, all things that make life so easy and pleasant. Of course there are the things you can’t see as well: answered prayer, Bible verses bouncing around our heads and souls, salvation from heaven, wisdom in our decisions. The list goes on.
How might our lives be changed if we did this for a minute or two each day? I think this verse just might come to life for us.