If you woke up this morning with more health than
illness, you are more blessed than the million who
will not survive the week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture
or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500
million people around the world.
If you attend a church meeting without fear of
harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more
blessed that almost three billion people in the
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on
your back, a roof over your head and a place to
sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and
spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the
top 8% of the worlds wealthy.
If your parents are still married and alive, you
are very rare, even in the United States.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face
and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the
majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even
touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because
you can offer God's healing touch.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed
than over two billion people in the world that
cannot read anything at all.
This was sent to me by my stepdaughter. I feel blessed that
she is willing to have contact with me. When she was only a couple years old I
was the only father she ever knew and I was a messed up person. I was married
to her mother for a few years. Twenty years later we are able to be together,
talk, and even kindly disagree with one another. Praise God. May He continue to
heal the emotional scars I placed in her life by my clinical depression.
To the world, you may just be somebody...but
to somebody, you may be the world.
Bill Wilson, Metro Ministries