I am not scared by this virus in the least little bit but there’s many out there that are. Apparently the thought had never crossed my mind to prepare for an end time event. As I was walking into a store I was stopped by a friend who was saying hello. She was trying to dig something out of the back side of the car but was having difficulty due to the many packages of toilet paper and bottled water. After I made a joke about her throwing a toilet paper party she responded by saying, “I’m stocking up due to this disaster.” I was a little taken back and wondered how toilet paper and bottled water would help defend against a deadly virus. This may only be my view but we have had soooooo many disasters in just my 41 years on this Earth that I cannot count them all. Earthquakes, wild fires, droughts, bird flu, swine flu, LA. Riots, floods, and quite a few more. If we trust in God then why are we so scared? It’s perfectly normal as humans to have fear, but if our trust and faith is in God He will calm the storm. As we read throughout the Bible it tells us to love they neighbor as thyself. If we are hoarding toilet paper and bottled water so that there is not enough for anyone else and they have to go without, is that love? A scripture pokes out at me right now and it will help you and hopefully inspire you to have faith. Luke 12:22-34 Then Jesus said to his disciples:” therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you eat or about your body what you will wear. Life is more than food and the body more than clothes. Consider the Ravens they do not sow or reap, they have no store room or Barn yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than Birds! Who of You by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Consider how the wild flower grows they do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his Splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink do not worry about it. For the Pagan world runs after all such things, and your father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid, Little Flock, for your father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts