This theme of blessing continues to come back to me in conversations, articles, and especially social media. There are many different perspectives of what God's blessings look like. But when I read my Bible, I get a distinctly different idea of blessing from what we call "blessing" here in America. Oftentimes we associate blessing with what, or who, we HAVE in our lives. Does this mean, then, that those without those things or people are NOT blessed?
Or even worse—cursed?
Blessed=sitting on couch with my loving kids :: Not Blessed=no couch and/or no kids/barren
Blessed=for this food :: Not Blessed=no food and/or starving
Blessed=prayer for healing was answered by healing :: Not Blessed=prayer for healing wasn't answered by healing
Blessed=my team won :: Not Blessed=their team lost