The other day as I was walking, I looked down at the side of the road and saw a baseball. It was used and looked like it had been there for a while. My mind went immediately to a time when a mission’s group I was part of went to Cuba. We had taken around 60 used baseballs for the churches there to use for their local ministries. In Cuba, a person can’t just go to a store and buy a baseball. Like so many items, they are simply not available unless you find another person who just might have one in their possession. So, this baseball of which I left lying in the ditch would have been looked at in Cuba as a prized possession.
In America, we take so many things for granted, mainly because if we need something we just order it online or go to a store and purchase it. We even take the necessities of life like clean water and food for granted. I try to remember each day to thank God for these basic needs being provided as well as my eyesight.
I praise Him for all of my blessings of which I don’t deserve. The Word of God reminds us as well to do this. We read in Ephesians 5:20 that we should “always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”.