Why are We Blessed?

I’m not sure why, but I’m thinking a lot about today’s word-of-the-week…


Like a lot of new developments, our neighborhood has a set of covenants. We all benefit (in theory) because everyone agrees to abide by a set of rules.

A very long time ago, God entered into a covenant relationship with Abraham and his descendents. That ancient covenant forms the foundation of the entire Christian faith.prism

“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.” (Genesis 12:2)

In simple terms, we’re not blessed because we’re special or because we’ve done something good. We’re not blessed so we can feel good about ourselves.

We’re blessed to be a blessing.

I tend to forget. When things are going well I get a little self-congratulatory. When I’m not pleased with circumstances, I wonder what I did wrong.

I tend to forget—it’s not about me, or you. We’re like the prism.

God shines His light on us so we can show that light to the world.

Good thought for a Monday.

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