«Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ» (Ephesians 5:20)
FRANK W BOREHAM was returning from his vacation when he began to think about all the good things that had happened during those days. To his surprise, his most precious memory was not that of a special activity he had done, but that of a story someone had told him about a drunk named John.
John had been a drunk all his life. His bad habit, as is often the case, had brought misfortune to his life and to that of Mary, his wife. However, that picture changed radically when John attended church and, in lime, gave his life to Christ.
One day, while he was talking to a friend, John mentioned what he considered a very special blessing of his new life.
“All day,”John said, “I have thanked God for those blessed words, ‘Which one.»
“What do you mean?” asked his astonished friend.
John then hold his friend that, among all the good things that had happened after his conversion, he counted the fact that he now had more money to meet the needs of his family. For example, he, who had always had only one suit, now had two.
“Last night,” John told his friend, “Mary was upstairs when I asked her please to bring down the suit I was going to wear. From above, May’ asked me: Which one?” And I felt so good to hear those blessed words.”
When Mary asked, “Which one,” what she meant was, ‘The black suit or the gray one?” And that single fact produced enormous satisfaction for John because, among all the blessings of his conversion, he could now choose which clothes he could wear.
How interesting! John thanked God because he now had two suits. And Frank Boreham—who told us the story—returned home more aware of a blessing for which he had not been grateful enough: the privilege of being able to choose.
If the story of John and his two suits teaches us anything, it is that, thanks to God, we lack nothing, and in some cases, we have too much. I do not know what you think, but I think there is a good reason here to thank God.
Which dress will you wear today? The blue, the green, the red…? Which suit? Which pair of shoes? Which food will you put on your table? Oh, God, is to be able to choose!
Thank you, kind heavenly Father, because I want for nothing, and thank You for Jesus Christ, my blessed Savior. It is thanks to Him that I can enjoy all this goodness.