“How’s life?” someone asks. And we who have been resurrected from the dead respond, “Well, things could be better” or “I couldn’t get a parking place” or “My parents won’t let me move to Hawaii” or People won’t leave me alone so I can finish my sermon on selfishness.” Really? Are you so focused on what you don’t have that you are blind to what you do have? If so, then come. Come thirsty. Come and drink deeply from God’s goodness.

You have a ticket to heaven no thief can take,
an eternal home no divorce can break.
Every sin of your life has been cast into the sea.
Every mistake you’ve made is nailed to the tree.
You are blood-bought and heaven-made.
A child of God—forever saved.
So be grateful, joyful—for isn’t it true?
What you don’t have is much less than what you do!

From A Love Worth Giving