Do you realize that the very hairs on your head are numbered by our Creator (Matt 10:30)? Our Lord is omniscient, which means He knows all things, but sometimes we must wonder in awe at the numerical values of the universe. In Jeremiah 33:22, we are told that the host of the heavens cannot be numbered, neither the sands of the sea. Yet, we know that the seed of David was multiplied in a manner such as these.
To fully understand God’s plan and providence, it would probably seem like a highly complex mathematical equation, that no mathematician on the face of the earth could resolve. However, today I want to simplify this and look at God’s wonder in the form of blessings.
Blessings Are No Laughing Matter
Take heart my friends, for if God has promised you a blessing, it will come to pass. Even if you laugh or even just let out a small giggle, God is still going to honor His Word. Just ask Sarah. She did not believe she would have a child, but wow, was she blessed. Let’s take a few seconds to look at her blessing:
Gen 18:9-12 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
Sarah may have laughed, but the Lord got the last laugh because He delivered as promised. In fact, because of the blessing handed down to both Sarah and Abraham, all nations were blessed in Abraham (Gen 18:18).
Once Again, God Delivers A Baby As Promised
Warning: If a holy angel of the Lord ever comes to deliver a message from God it’s best to keep your mouth shut and listen or you may just literally get your mouth shut. Zacharias not only prayed for a child, but when the angel Gabriel delivered the message that a son was to be born to his wife Elisabeth, he did not believe, so he could not speak until his child was born (Luke 1:11-20).
The wonderful thing about this blessing is that Zacharias and Elisabeth were the ones who were blessed with John the Baptist. John the Baptist had a special bond with Jesus and even leaped for Him in his mother’s womb, filling her with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:41). Eventually John would go on to baptize our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Jordan, blessing Jesus in a very unique and special way (Matt 3:13-17).
The Good Samaritan
I’m sure you remember the story of the Good Samaritan. A man was robbed, beaten, and left abandoned along a road. Two men pass him by, wanting nothing to do with him. Along comes a knight in shining armor. A Good Samaritan who not only cares for the man, but goes above and beyond by taking him to an inn, bandaging him up, and paying the innkeeper to care for the man further. What a blessing the Samaritan was to the bruised and battered man, and who knows what would have happened to him if he wouldn’t have been rescued (Luke 10:30-35). This my friends is what’s known as agape love, and in its purest form.
Pondering The Beaten Man
So let’s put on our thinking caps for a minute and use our imaginations. The beaten man from the story of the Good Samaritan would have went on to lead “normal” life. Could he have been a doctor or a nurse? Maybe he passed the blessing on to others who were sick or battered, and they became doctors or nurses? The point is that blessings multiply and you never know how that one person you helped today will help others in the future.
Friends, let’s believe that God wants to bless us today and that God wants to use us to bless others. Let’s press in and start taking control of situations in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We don’t always know the blessings that come to pass due to the fruits of our labor, but they’re certainly there and they’re meaningful to those they touch. Be a blessing to someone today and do it with good cheer (Prov 17:22).
What are some ways you can bless someone in need today?