Harold Keller: What we have often what we need

Published 9:31 am Saturday, October 29, 2016

While walking toward the Shell station to buy a newspaper, a tall black man passed me up.

“I wish I could walk as fast as you,” I said as he held the door open for me. He quickly answered, “Man, when I’m as old as you, I hope I can still walk!”

I laughed and told him I needed to hear that. At that moment, God reminded me how blessed I have been with the state of my health.

The young man’s name was Bobby. He told me he was on his way to work.

As he was checking out, I asked his age. “I’m 44 and how old are you?” he said.

After a little quick figuring, I said, “I was 38 when you were born. I’m 82 and meeting you made me realize that I have to be more grateful for everything as I grow older.”

As Bobby was leaving I told him, “You’re in the minority, not because you’re black, but because of your spirit. Never lose that great attitude you have which will bless people you meet just as you’ve blessed me.”

We hugged, and I wished him well as he left.

Meeting Bobby was God again reminding me He has always and will continue to give me what I need when I need it. I needed to be encouraged and challenged by Bobby to keep on keeping on and not to be concerned about what I don’t have, but what I’ve been blessed with.

The next day, as I thought about that meeting, I told Jeanne, “God has given me the best of everything, especially you.”

I’m glad that as I reflect on my life, I concentrate on all the blessings and not on the negative.

After all, my God is a positive God!

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