It could be worse
Acts 26:2 ‘King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defence against all the accusations of the Jews,’
This does seem strange doesn’t it?!
After Paul had spent 2 long years waiting for trial on trumped up charges, he has had to defend himself before Felix, then Festus and now King Agrippa. So in today’s verse we may not know why he deems himself fortunate but we can ask ourselves how can he say such a thing?
In lesser difficult circumstances we would not be saying we are fortunate.
Paul has learnt to be content in all circumstances it would seem.
He has learnt to find the good, to focus on the positive, even when the situation is bad and everything is negative.
“It could be worse’ is his motto.
Is the glass half empty or half full for you?
It is easy to think that our difficult situation is completely at a loss and there is nothing good at all. Maybe today we can all begin to appreciate what we have? Instead of always focusing on what we don’t have we should find something to be thankful for, someone to appreciate and realise that things could be much worse and that indeed we are fortunate.