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She Can’t Prepare

“He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.”
‭‭Luke 9:3-4 NIV


My friend, Janeece, is a missionary. Our BSF small group was told Monday that the news is she is well. She’s been in India filling in for a missionary who is back in the States for a while.

I was reading her book, “Thee and Me” this morning, reading about how God protected her (and her late husband) from military road blocks, from tire-sized holes in the road, from wild animals, and the list goes on.

Here we are in a pandemic, and Janeece is on the other side of the world, a widow, with nothing of personal value but her suitcase. Yet she’s spending this frightening moment living and working in a foreign county with very little as God has led. She’s not rushing to the grocery store or withdrawing all her cash from the bank.

It’s interesting how we all respond to crisis in different ways. Some wisely prepare, and some in their fear over-prepare. Many can’t prepare and need to trust in the Great Provider. There are the fearful, those in denial, and others who rest in the peace of God.


Lord,

Be with those who cannot prepare for the future,

who trust in you daily for protection.

Be with us who have more than enough,

yet still live in fear.

Help us remember You are our provider and protector.

Amen.

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