2009-02-03 - So What?
This week, the team I was pulling for didn't win the Super Bowl. It was slightly disappointing, but so what? At least I can be thankful, that I didn't have anything personal invested in it, like the Cardinals team who had worked so hard to get there, only to see it slip through their hands at the last minute.
Our smoke detector is malfunctioning (and thank you, but we have already eliminated batteries as a cause). So what? Do we need to get it fixed? Absolutely. But at least, we can be thankful that it didn't malfunction during a fire. We are all safe and sound, as is our house. And we found out, in fact, that in the event of a fire, we would definitely be awakened (as would our entire neighborhood!).
My back was aching this weekend. But so what? I can be thankful, that after humoring it, it will recover - unlke some folks, who have chronic, excruciaing pain that can only be relieved by surgery (and sometimes, not even then).
Last year, we had to do major structural foundational repairs to our new house, which should have been done better by our builder, and that's per the contractor who repaired it. But so what? at least, we can be thankful to have a house of "our own." with solid walls and nice floors. There are people in Mexico, Africa and other places, that live in lean-tos, and some folks who have no shelter at all.
Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever.
As human beings, are our problems real and important? Definitely? Is there anything wrong with asking God to remove the problems. Absolutely not; in fact, both Christ and the Apostle Paul did this. But the point is, that while we are prayng about and working on our problems, there are things for which to be thankful.
All scripture references from KJV unless otherwise noted