If you have never experienced the danger of battle,
The loneliness of imprisonment,
The agony of torture,
Or the pangs of starvation,
You are ahead of 20 million people around the world.
If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death,
You are more blessed than almost 3 billion people around the world.
If you have food in your refrigerator,
Clothes on your back,
A roof over your head
And a place to sleep,
You are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, or in your wallet,
And some spare change in a dish someplace,
You are among the top 8% of the world’s rich.
If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them,
Or even touch them on the shoulder,
You are blessed because you can offer
God’s love and a healing touch.
Be the hand of God here on earth, friend the friendless, comfort those
who need His love and share with those who have no means.