This article has been making the rounds on social media and I believe that it illustrates an important Biblical truth. More on that later.

“Imagine that you were born in 1900.
When you’re 14 World War I begins and lasts until you turn 18 years old with 22 million people dead.

Shortly after, a global pandemic Flu called ‘Spanish’ kills 50 million people.
You come out alive and free. You are now 20 years old.

Then, at 29, you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing Inflation, Unemployment, and Hunger.

At 33, the Nazis come to power.
You turn 39 when World War II starts and ends when you’re 45.

During the Holocaust, 6 million Jews die. There will be over 60 million deaths in total.

When you’re 52, the Korean War begins.

At age 64, the Vietnam War begins and ends at when you are 75.

A child born in 1985 thinks their grandparents have no idea how difficult life is, but they have survived several wars and disasters.

A person born in 1995 who is now 25 years old thinks that it’s the end of the world when their Amazon package takes over three days to arrive or when they don’t get more than 15 likes for their photo posted on Facebook or Instagram.

In 2020, many of us live comfortably, have access to different sources of home entertainment, and often have more than we need.

But people complain about everything.
However, they have electricity, a phone, food, hot water, and a roof over their heads.

None of this existed before.
But mankind survived far more disastrous circumstances and never lost the joy of living.

Maybe it’s time to be less self-escaped, stop complaining, and stop crying.”

Wow! While I believe that this author applied his or her point a little harshly, they’re right. Global pandemic or not, we as Americans are living in the most prosperous time and country in the history of our world. And even more important than our material blessings, how much more significant are the blessings and promises that Disciples of Jesus have in Christ? (read Ephesians 1:3-14) No matter your situation, if you’re reading this you have something to thank God for today. God is good, all the time!

In Christ,
Jonathan Anderson