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Story: Matthew Henry, the famous Bible Commentator was once held up by a highwayman who stole everything Matthew Henry had. Do you know what Matthew Henry wrote in his diary that evening? He thanked God for four things:

1. That the highwayman had not taken a lot of money (MH wasn’t rich)

2. That the highwayman hadn’t taken MH’s life

3. That it was after all just money

4. That he, Matthew Henry had not been the one carrying out the robbery (in those days the sentence for highway robbery was hanging)

Even when bad things happen to us, we can take a positive approach.

(Thanks to Michael Ross Watson for this story)

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