by Randy Chambers, 2015-09-04
Matthew 5:3-6, NIV: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is
the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who
hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Looking back at my life, I consider the many things God has done. I consider
his intercession, His intervention, His guidance and love. All in all, I cannot
fully grasp how blessed beyond measure I truly am. And who can? In how many ways
within each day does God in unseen ways help us? He is our guide, our refuge,
our rock, and our fortress. He is our comfort, our help, our friend, and our
advocate. He is our faithful Father and He is our dearest friend. And He is so
easily taken for granted. Perhaps more so by those of us who have very little to
want or need. One might wonder why we stand amazed by people who seem to have
nothing, yet they praise God because they see themselves as blessed. Perhaps
they are blessed more than those who seem to have much. For they cling to
nothing but that which is unseen—beheld only in the face of God.