From the damage, God can bring collateral blessings

By Leonard Lauriault

In the movie, Collateral Damage, the hero’s (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) family is killed before his eyes while terrorists are attempting to kill their nemesis who did not die in the bombing. While discussing another sort of similar situation with some friends, one of them said, “That’s just not fair!” In our lives things happen to us collaterally as well. Sometimes there is collateral damage; other times there are collateral blessings. In the movie, Arnold gets even; but, that’s really not the right thing to do, according to Romans 12: 14, 17-21. That’s also not the focus of this article, sort of.

As hard as it always is, Christians should view the damage as actually being collateral blessings because God works for our