By: Mark and Cindy Kujawa, chaplains at Vision Christian Media
Blessed to Be a Blessing
Numbers 6:24-26 says
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
If we could shrink the Earth’s population into a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following.
There would be:
57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the western hemisphere, both north and south, 8 Africans
52 females; 48 males
80 living in substandard housing
70 non-white; 30 white
70 non-Christians; 30 Christians
70 will be unable to read
50 suffering from malnutrition
6 with 59% of the entire world’s wealth
1 near death
1 near birth
1 with a college education
Something to ponder…..
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness…you are more blessed that the one million who will not survive this week.
If you have ever experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation….you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, or a roof overhead and a place to sleep….you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish some place….you are among the top 8% of the world’s most wealthy people.
Take the time today to step back and see what the Lord has done in your life.