At these events door prizes are given. Sometimes the door prizes are really nice, sometimes they are just good door prizes…
Well Art attends these events as well. And on this Friday, his name was drawn and he won a really nice looking basket with a couple of coffee mugs and a few bags of coffee.
The next name drawn, believe it or not, was my name! I received a wonderful Camp Siloam water bottle (should go over well at Green Valley next year!).
Then the next name was drawn and they won another pretty nice prize. After a few more prizes were drawn came the final door prize: a case of steaks. My immediate reaction was, “Man, why couldn’t my name have been drawn one drawing earlier or later. Or why couldn’t I have won the steaks!”
But then I corrected my thinking and decided I was fortunate to walk away with a door prize at all.
And now the off-the-wall application. God blesses all of us. Sometimes the blessings someone else receives may seem like they are “better” than the blessings we receive. We may even find ourselves wishing we would be blessed like they are… perhaps we even become a little jealous.
When this happens, we need to remember to be grateful that we have been blessed at all. That air you just took into your lungs: it’s a blessing from God! So remember to be grateful, even for the “lesser” blessings.