Friday, March 28, 2008

If You Have...


(January 2002)


If you have food in the refrigerator,

clothes on your back,

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 someplace…

you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.


If you woke up this morning with more health than


you are more blessed than

the million who will not survive this week.


If you have never 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 can attend a church meeting

without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death…

you are more blessed than three billion people in the



If your parents are still alive and still married…

you are very rare,

even in the United States.


If you hold up your head with a smile

on your face and are truly thankful…

you are blessed because the majority can, but most do



If you can hold someone’s hand,

hug them or even touch them on the shoulder…

you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.


If you can read this message,

you just received a double blessing

in that someone was thinking of you,

and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two

 billion people in the world that cannot read at all.


 -- Submitted by Paul E. Marrs


Have a “God” week and a great forever!


“The LORD bless you and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine upon you

and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”

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