June 25, 2019

Lucky or Blessed?

“Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” – Psalm 5:12 I’ve long been interested in what are called “luck studies,” which began in the 1990’s. One in particular that has always fascinated me is the story of an amazing Israeli woman named Anat Ben-Tov. In 1995, 35-year-old Anat was sitting in a hospital bed after surviving her second bus bombing. In the first bombing, 22 people died and she was one of the few who lived unscathed. The second time, 35 people were injured and six people died. As she was being interviewed upon her second survival, she said, “I have no luck or I have all the luck. I don’t know what it is.” What would you say to that? Was she unlucky because she was involved in two bombings or lucky because she survived?  It was Anat’s story that

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