July 4, 2012 by Daniel Beckworth
Many are up in arms over the recent ruling on healthcare. While I’m not a fan of this ruling, I must say that life will go on. After spending time in a developing (3rd world) country, it is quite evident that my life is far superior to the majority of the planet. I rank in the top 2% of richest people in the world and I’m a youth pastor supporting my family on a single income. I am not poor. I’ve never experienced poverty. And that is also true of the majority of U.S. citizens. We may think we are poor, but by comparison with people across the planet you are filthy rich! If you only make $15,000 per year, you are in the top 12% of richest people on the planet. It is your right to complain about government healthcare, but realize that the majority of the world wishes they had the opportunity to complain about the things we take for granted. You and I are beyond blessed simply because we were born in the United States. You shouldn’t worship your country or our troops. Those are certainly things to be celebrated, but not worshiped. Instead, today should spent giving thanks to God who allowed you the opportunity to live in a nation with healthcare, hospitals, roads, an abundance of food, an economy with an abundance of jobs, and more. God has blessed you because He wants you to see Him more clearly. He wants you to repent and turn to Him (Romans 2). Celebrate the fact that you live in America. Help change the things you don’t like. Stop complaining without ever responding. Praise God that you live in freedom.
I read this sweet blog by Matt Johnson via theresurgence.com that you should check out.