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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Have you been thankful for your existence?

Here's a fundamental thing that perhaps you have never explicitly thanked God for -- your existence!

You exist, or you wouldn't be reading this. I exist, or at least I did on November 22nd, or it wouldn't have been written. Existence is such a fundamental fact that we seldom consider it enough to be grateful for it.

Thank you, God, that I had the chance to exist!

There's a Wikipedia article on Existence, and, trust me, it bristles with philosophical concepts.

I know that some people wish that they had never existed, and perhaps that's a legitimate wish for some people, but most of them aren't serious, or, if they are, they aren't sane. God help them. (See Job. God did help him.)

Thanks for reading! Thank God that you exist!

5 comments:

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

Amen brother. I give thanks that God gave me existence on earth and for Eternity, too. He is my Earthly Life and He is my Eternal Life. Makes me say AMEN to the Apostle Paul's words: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Talk about EXISTENCE! All Joy!

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, Kerry. That's a long existence, isn't it.

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

Indeed, FOR FOREVER is a very long time. :-)

Julana said...

And usually the wish to not exist is temporary.
I'm glad I exist.

Martin LaBar said...

Yes, it is, Julana.

I'm glad you do, too.