Lucky or Blessed?

March 16, 2011

Crazy stuff on the news. In the past three months we have seen flooding of Biblical proportions (their words not mine) in Australia, earthquakes in New Zealand, earthquakes, erupting volcanoes and nuclear accidents in Japan and the U.S. has Charlie Sheen.  In a discussion with someone about the weird stuff happening worldwide I mentioned how lucky we are to live in Canada and they corrected me and told me that we weren’t lucky, we were blessed. So I stopped and thought about it and pondered it and considered it and I think I’m going to have to stick with lucky.
If we are blessed to live in Canada that means that we have been blessed with God’s favour.  I have no problem with that, but have serious problems about why other people in the world have not been blessed with God’s favour.  Obviously, it’s not because of the sterling moral character of the people of Canada.

We live in a fallen world that is drawing closer and closer to its best before date and we are lucky to live in a country that so far has escaped the consequences of that.  When that happens, then we will be blessed to have God’s grace to carry us through. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.