This life drains the life out.
What do I have to live for some are asking in this COVID nightmare?
Others try to go along to get along pretending the nightmare is temporary.
It’s not temporary if it continues. And who gets to decide when it ceases to continue?
The ones who started it?
And what gives evidence they want it to stop?
The Power Ones are virtually unaffected. They get the same paycheck. They fly the same airplanes. They eat the same rich foods. They drink the same fine wine. They have the same employees to fetch for them.
Why would they lift their thumbs?
And with all this — where is the average, common Sue and Robert?
This is our world for those without GOD.
Psalm 37:25 (NLT)
25 Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. source
Luke 21 (NKJV) 1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,
2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.
3 So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;
4 for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.” source
The Text does not say just any widow but a certain widow. A poor widow. This is what we know about her. A Certain Poor Widow that Gave.
And from this, I see that GOD pays attention.
The Penman, Luke, was not moved to tell us her name but he did use the word certain. Meaning GOD knew for certain who she was.
And surely there were other widows in Jerusalem. But this certain widow GAVE. She gave out of lack, not plenty. Others made much noise as their coins flooded the coffers. (Perhaps the Temple Vessels looked something like these pictured – or not.)
Her offering likely made little noise. She quietly gave all she had.
And GOD noticed.
I think He still does.
As I have been piddling with laundry, coffee-sipping, and the like, my thoughts were here and there. One of those places was 2021. It is just days away.
I’ve decided – if I shall get it accomplished is yet to be seen – I have two phrases I’d like to speak most in 2021.
One. I love you.
Two. The Bible says in:
So. Let the practice begin!
The Bible says in John 14 (NKJV)1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. source