A Warped Sense of What To Be Thankful For? – Daily Inspiration, July 12, 2012

“Plowman have plowed my back and made their furrows long. But the Lord is righteous; He has cut me from the cords of wickedness.” Psalm 129: 3 -4

I read a story recently about a young Pakistani woman who was attacked with acid when she was 16 for professing her Christianity. It was a brutal attack, resulting in months of surgeries and rehabilitation. Today, however, the woman is enrolled in a Texas college and studying to become an American citizen; living a life she never thought possible for herself. The woman praises God in the article for everything He has done for her.

The article was beautiful and inspiring, but some of the comments below the article weren’t. One comment that struck me the most was from an admitted non-believer who wanted another commenter to acknowledge he or she was thanking God for people throwing acid in strangers’ faces. He ended by stating the commenter has a “warped” sense of what to be thankful for.

We have free will to believe what we want. However, the commenter’s statement reminds me of just how limited man’s vision and discernment is. The young woman and the fellow Christian commenter were not praising God and being thankful solely for the violent act. They were full praise for God being with the woman through the attack (she could have very easily died), guiding her through a difficult recovery and blessing her beyond her dreams. God turned evil into good. But the non-believing commenter, with his worldly view, could only focus on the evil. To me, as a Christian, that is a warped sense of comprehension.

May the Lord be with you today.

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