Apologies if I've told this before. ..
Maybe three years ago a journalist was talking to victims of a serious flood. Four feet of muddy water had plowed into a poor neighborhood and into the people's small homes that we might call huts. One woman and her family rescued a few belongings from the mud and were carrying them up a hill to dry out. She told the reporter she was thanking God for bringing the flood in the daytime. That if it had been at night, the family would have been sleeping--they would have died in their sleep.
It is humbling to think how far I get from looking at the big picture and finding the blessing.