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“Now godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into the world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”

–Timothy 6:6-7

Bumping into a longtime friend today taught me a good lesson — nothing happens by coincidence.

He began sharing his 15-day hospitalization with Covid, saying that his worst pain was not being able to pray and being separated from his family.  With two nurses at his side, he kept acknowledging that he was in great darkness but with no pain, thinking this might be hell.

“When we lose a blessing, it sometimes has nothing to do with us.  Other times, it may be a reminder that if we know Jesus, we already have all we need to be content.”

My friend’s exceptional story warmed my heart and has given me courage for the coming days.  Each time a notion of sadness pops up, I will tell Jesus he is all I really need — all everyone really needs.