In the world of Jesus, Jews had (and still do have) a blessing for everything. It comes from the recognition that all things that come from G-D are blessings – the good and the bad, and He deserves our gratitude for them. He shapes us through the tough times when we lack “stuff,” and through times of plenty when we have more than we need. These are hard lessons for Jamie and I to learn, but we're getting there.
While being in Ecuador, we have witnessed the riches of G-D's blessing even in the poverty that surrounds us. We are VERY blessed here and so are you, wherever you are. Everything we have - and don’t have - is a blessing and should be received with thanksgiving because we belong to our Creator. All of life is a blessing with Him.
With this in mind, here are some things that G-D in His grace has revealed as blessings for us in Ecuador:
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The L-RD gave and the L-RD has taken away; may the name of the L-RD be praised!"-Job 1:21