I woke up this morning with my usual aches and pains– a constant reminder of many things, and a mental list of things to do–more than I am able, and a wife who has more physical problems than I do or that you know about. But some folks didn’t wake up this morning. So I am blessed!
Shortly after taking a pill—yeah you know which one, to take the edge off, I began thinking about my dear preacher friends over the last half-century. The names are rushing to the forefront of my mind—-Charles Thomas, David Cavin, Bill Dowell, Leon Grey, John Hardy, Fred Neidy, Gene Hankins, Al Locke, Charles Ashcraft, etc… It’s a long list! If I’m not mistaken, I now have more in heaven than on earth. Not only that, but some of my preacher friends that are still alive are in no shape to continue in the ministry. I can’t help but wonder “Why?” Don’t get me wrong, I know all the stock answers, etc., but I am still amazed by the grace of God that has blessed me so greatly—I woke up this morning!
What I’m trying to say is that it is great to be alive and able to serve the Lord. Even though I can’t do everything that needs to be done, I can do some things that better men than I are now unable to do. I have no cause to complain. I am so very thankful for the goodness of God that has blessed me so greatly–so much more than I deserve. Regardless of what happens today it is going to be a great day in one way or another. And, if you are a child of God the same is true of you (Rom. 8:28). Remembering who we are and what we have in Christ brings Sonshine to any day. Have I told you–“The best is yet to come”? Until it does we have grace–and it is “sufficient”.