BLESSONS (a combination of “Blessings” + “Lessons”) is a word that refers to painful experiences in life which end up being both valuable lessons and blessings. Incredible as it may seem, even our darkest moments will one day become the object of our praise (cf. Rom 5:3-5; 8:28). Challenges in life are like seeds in a fruit. We can count seeds in a fruit, but we cannot count the fruits potentially hidden in a seed. It takes time, reflection, discernment, and faith to appreciate the fruits of BLESSONS concealed in our seeds of challenges. Are you discouraged, thinking all is lost? “Count your BLESSONS, name them one by one; And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done” (Edwin O. Excell). —Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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