>> Friday, May 30, 2014
Okay, ready? Today's topic is: NOTHING
"Nothing" is a tough concept for me to comprehend. Is there ever really such a thing as nothing? Not a single thing? That condition certainly doesn't exist in my home! And yet I am never satisfied. Some in this world would think I literally have the opposite of nothing: everything. They would be overwhelmed by all the things in my home, my family, my life.
I regularly see or hear about people with nothing in the news. And I'm moved when I'm made aware of their situations, but I do nothing about it. While I may briefly shed tears and/or say a quick prayer or two on their behalf, their plight has little to no bearing on the way I live my own life. I don't give more generously. I don't even live in greater contentment with my everything.
I am nothing in this universe, and yet God has chosen to bless me in many ways and with many things, for which I owe Him everything. Nothing is truly mine anyway. Everything belongs to Him. I am just the steward, the manager. Nothing should bring me greater joy than sharing my everything to honour Him and make Him attractive to others.
I have to confess, this took me 10 minutes. I can't write without stopping and thinking every couple of phrases! And going back and re-wording things. Maybe I need more practice. What do YOU think about "nothing"?