Thanks For Nothing

A lot of things didn’t happen in my life this week.  I didn’t get in an accident, break any bones, or receive a troubling diagnosis.  I didn’t fight with my wife, damage friendships, lay awake worrying (too much), or even misplace my car keys.  In many respects, it was a nothing week.

Jesus met with a group of people in a house one day.  We don’t know the exact number who were there, but the Bible does tell us it was standing room only.  In the midst of the gathering, He healed a man of paralysis.  The question pops into my mind: “How many people at this get-together realized that they received a miracle?”

Certainly the man who walked for the first time experienced something miraculous.  But what about all the ones who got zilch?  Did they understand just how fortunate they were?

In this life, which is often filled with trials and disappointments, nothing can be a very welcomed change of pace and a true divine gift.  So today, my prayer to God is simple … Thanks for nothing.

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