Give Thanks in All Things

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
~1 Thess. 5:18

On Saturday night, I was about to head out to a gig. My mom was visiting the house, and she asked if she had left a weed trimmer down in the basement. I said she had, that I knew right where it was, and I’d go get it for her. When I turned the corner on the stairwell landing, I could see quite a flood on the floor. I said to Susan who was right behind me “I’m screwed.” You see, I had two vintage drum sets sitting on the floor. I had my most expensive Tama Starclassic kit down there. I had all kinds of speakers, microphones, PA equipment, you name whatever expensive musical thing you can think of, and it was probably on that floor. And, I was due at gig.

But the Lord was gracious to me. Two of the three drumsets were a little moist on the bottom, but nothing major. The expensive Starclassic kit wasn’t wet at all. A cardboard box of records was soaked, but inside, all the good records were at the other end–a dry end! The stuff that got wet was all easily replaceable. A bag of cymbals got wet, and got some green oxidation that could be polished off. Susan was able to dry the wet records, and laid the dust jackets out in our sunroom. So what really was lost? An hour or so of my time spent wet-vac-ing the basement. I was able to get to my gig on time, and still had time to eat supper. (A supper provided by the gig’s management, so thanks for that too!)

So, I’ve decided to start a new category of postings: Give Thanks in All Things. I hope this will help me remember where my focus really needs to be.