WAS thinking of the free gift of health this morning as a friend asked me about my new glasses and remembered that morning when the watchman at the gate told me a friend of mine in the next building had had an accident, “His car is over there,” said the watchman and took me to the spot where the car was lying. I lifted the cover and saw the front had been severely damaged.
“I hope he isn’t badly injured!” I muttered to myself as I walked over to his house. His wife was at the door, and let me in, she told me her husband had fractured his nose and a rib and was finding it difficult to breathe, obviously because of the fractured rib. Since my wife is a doctor at the local hospital I arranged to have him checked up by a specialist. My friend who had been lying in the other room till then, limped into the room, “Bob,” he said, “There was not even a sign saying the road was under repair, and my car just fell into a ditch, which the contractor had dug! One moment I was okay, the next moment I was finished!”
I spoke with him, prayed with the family and left their home, and pondered over what he had said, and his words continued ringing in my ears, “One moment I was okay, the next moment I was finished!” Yes, when catastrophe strikes, it happens quickly and swiftly. So it is important to thank God for the present good times?
A man reached 80 years of age and he had an infection in his ears, making him almost deaf. The doctors informed him an operation was necessary to cure this disease. He agreed to have the operation done, as he couldn’t hear anything apart from the severe pain in the ears. When the operation was completed successfully, his doctor gave him the bill, which covered all the costs.
The old man looked at the bill and started to cry. Upon seeing this, the doctor felt pity on the old man and told him that if the cost was too high then they could make some other arrangements. The old man said “I am not crying because of the money but I am crying because God let me hear for 80 years and He never sent me a bill.”
There’s no bill for the good health you have now and yet we whine and whimper because we think we are not being blessed enough. We cry for better things when what we have is better than what many have. There are so many blessings of God which we don’t realize its importance, until its snatched away from us. Take a little time off today, look at yourself, and thank God for the free gift of good health you are receiving, with no bill..!