Reading Reflection:

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, by Dr. Seuss The Byrdhouse loves Dr. Seuss.  As I was tucking my 6-year-old son into bed last night, I read him this book.  We giggled at all of the different sorts of people Dr. Seuss reminds us to be lucky we’re not.  For example,
 Poor Ali Sard has to mow grass in his uncle’s back yard and it’s quick growing grass and it grows as he mows it.  The faster he mows it, the faster he grows it…
We are certainly thankful we are not poor Ali Sard.  But the best part was our bedtime prayer afterward.  I thanked the Lord for our family, that we are who we are, but best of all, it has nothing to do with luck.  He has blessed us with much, but immeasurably so in that we are not given what we really deserve.  Even though we deserve his wrath for our sin, we are blessed in our unity with Christ.  And this should encourage us not to compare our fortune with others, as we know that by grace we are given entrance into the kingdom of God.