Retrospective and Thankful.

Since my stroke in May, I've had plenty of time to think and read other stroke survivor's blogs. I ran across THIS this week and thought I would share it with you all. It's all about what some has learned in retrospective and rarely as a person do we take time to think about it. This is wisdom born of suffering.

As a pastor, I often look at things in life retrospectively. This month being the anniversary of the birth of our Lord and Savior is a time to be thankful for the life after He assures us. Many of us are rushing around buying gifts that will be broken, used up, gathering dust,  and forgotten in the months to come, that we often forget to slow down and think how important this ultimate gift is. All the blessings we have received throughout the year that we have received.

How many of us would have carried on when we have nothing in life to look forward to than suffering, pain, persecution, and death? Christ did. If we don't value the lessons in life that He taught us along the way, isn't that another way of adding insult to injury, and a wasted life? Would you want to be the one that told Christ that He wasted His life for your salvation for a life ever after?

Not me. I won't live in fear of a wasted life. Everyday counts and even every minute counts or accounts for something. Make your life worth something. During this busy holiday season whether it's Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ashura, or Christmas, take the time to look at the lessons you've learned and be thankful.