Sunday, October 15, 2006


For what I have received, may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.

Storm Jameson

We routinely fail to be thankful to the lord. We do not care to value what we have already got and grumble about a few things we did not get. We thought that the life would be so much more delightful if we were to get them without knowing the full truth.

But, this quotes has a lot of power in it if we remember that we could have received more raw deals than we got. Imagine what were to happen if you were to get a few worse grades in school or not to have gotten the job which you have today and which is paying well. For everything we missed, we must remember that we also missed something worse than that. For every small problem that came on our way, it helps to remember that God was kind enough to dilute much bigger problem with his mercy and sent us only a small one. How nice it feels to look at a small loss when we can think that this small loss was in lieu of a much bigger loss. For example, getting into a car accident is no fun by any means. The very thought sends us shivers. But, what comes to most of our minds first is all the hassle we have to deal with car repair, insurance, money etc. Loss of life never comes to mind. Even the general thought of death does not come. We should never forget that every small accident could have been much worse and we would have been in some unimaginable problem. These are the things that we should be thankful for what we have not received. These things are better not received. Let's not grumble too loud on what we did not receive. Lest God hear that and shower on us everything including those we do not want by any chance.


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