Have you ever talked to someone sitting on their pity-pot?
“Why me?” they ask over and over.
“Poor me!” they moan to anyone who will listen.
Sometimes you feel like you need a nap after you have spent 15 minutes in conversation with someone like that. It drains the life out of you. It just wears you out.
So the recent ESPN interview with Rodney Harrison of the NFL champion New England Patriots is refreshing. Harrison, who plays safety, suffered a season-ending knee injury in week three of the NFL season.
Andrea Kramer asked Harrison, “When you were on the field laying there what went through your mind?”
Listen to his response: “Not once did I ask, ‘Why me, God?’ Cause a lot of times as human beings we tend to ask, ‘Why me?’ Cause not once did I ask, when I received those rings, ‘Why me?’ or anything like that. When I signed the contract, I never asked, ‘Why me?’ then.”
We need to give consideration to what Harrison is saying. Maybe we need to ask, “Why me?” when pondering our greatest blessings.
I am redeemed, forgiven, and adopted by God. Why me, Lord?
I am justified, reconciled, and sanctified by God. Why me, Lord?
I am accepted and embraced by God. Why me, Lord?
“My God, my God, why hast thou accepted me?”
Thank God for the mystery of His mercy, the greatness of his grace.