drama vs blessing

The human race seems to be all about drama… even from the beginning

This truth brought to light during the afternoon spent with children… the question posed to 6th graders and younger…

What were the names of Adam and Eve’s children…?


Hands went up… answers immediately given… Cain… Abel…
The leader reminded that one brother killed the other… not a very nice family to be a part of… (Drama to the max…!!)

As she was about to move on… I reminded… Adam and Eve had three sons…

The leader challenged the children to name the third… adding… I don’t know his name… she asked if I did… Yes

Names guessed… WillJohn
No… those were not the names…
finally the leader she asked… What was his name…?

Seth.


Questions moved on to other Bible topics… but today… it came back to mind… How can we know the two whose conflict dramatically ended in devastation… but forget the one… the ordinary one… who brought the blessing…? 

The only two brothers remembered… are the ones who would be fodder for the cover of a tabloid magazine… but the one… most important… from whom history progressed… forgotten…

We are all about the drama…!


So engrossed in the drama of the day… our own… or others… we completely forget about the ordinary blessings… the ones that come after the storm… or even in the midst of one… the ones we can’t see because of all the drama… the ones we neglect to remember because we are focused on the conflict…

Yes… there is much to learn from drama… and conflict… but we can’t stay so focused that we miss the blessing… of the ordinary… the day… to day… where we do our living… moving forward to the future…

And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.” 
Genesis 4:25 ESV
And from Adam… through Seth… the rest is history…

Adam, 
Seth, 
Enosh,
 Kenan, 
Mahalalel, 
Jared, 
Enoch, 
Methuselah, 
Lamech, 
Noah.
1Chronicles 1:1
From an ordinary blessing… one we might have even forgotten… comes the Covenant Promise… from flood to rainbow… cross to empty tomb…
So whether you are in the midst of drama… or just coming out… keep focused on… and don’t forget… or neglect… to be thankful for… and attentive to… the ordinary…

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