Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Grateful Christmas

An attitude of gratefulness is a requisite for greatness.

Being grateful for the little things of this life open doors for greater things to happen to us. The most successful people in this world required some help at some point in their lives. There’s no such thing as self-made riches. 
‘What have you that you did not receive?’ If we received everything we own, then we should be grateful for everything.  

In this life, I have seen many tragedies. In my short practice as a medical doctor, I have come to appreciate the brute mortality of man. I cannot describe in words how heartbreaking it is to watch on helplessly while life slips from somebody. Utterly distressing to see a newborn baby expire despite your best efforts. It is such that I cannot put it into words, this sickening feeling. How tragic.

We should be thankful on an hourly basis for the gift of life. I am thankful to God for this precious gift we call life. It is in Him we live and move and have our being.
To be able to do the routine daily activities is such a blessing we shouldn’t take for granted. The ability to talk and be understood, move from one place to the other and to do as your free will tells you to. Tis’ such a blessing to be conscious and fully aware of what is going on around you and to decide on what you want to do.

Let’s not lose sight of the love of God for all. God’s love for those less fortunate than we are.  We have all been blessed in various ways. Even unto the dying, God’s love remains undiminished for both the sinner and the saint.

God’s love for the sinner is the reason for this season thus the sinner cannot be ungrateful. The sinner must show appreciation for this love by embracing the salvation that Jesus brings.
[John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes on Him should have eternal life]

The saint should rejoice for the gift of eternal life and the fulfilling promise of a victorious life here on earth.

Merry Christmas – God has blessed us. Let us be thankful.

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