I read a news letter from a friend in a country in Asia. Their small family is in quarantine, too. The letter mentioned that, for some people there, not being able to do their job puts them at greater risk for starvation than the risk of COVID-19.
That made me sad.
I did some research and managed to find a phone number for her mom, who is a friend of my mom from way back.
I called her and had the best conversation! She is so sweet! No wonder her daughter turned out so amazing!
I talked to her about the possibility of helping those in need and about some things that have been dragging me down, and just being able to talk about it was so therapeutic. She also said she would pray for me, which is something I always appreciate!
Later in the day, I was reading some of your posts, and a couple of them that really met me where I am are:
“Not thrown away-used”
By Sarah Premkumar at “My Witness” blog. She talked about how some of her favorite things at her home were purchased at second-hand shops, used. They were no longer wanted by someone else, but they are valuable to her. She talks about how God is gracious and how He doesn’t throw us away because we’ve failed, been abused, or would otherwise be cast off by society. Some examples are David (sin of adultery and murder), Peter (denied Christ), adulterous woman (forgiven and accepted by Christ). God still loves us, values us, and wants to use us and our story for His glory no matter how painful our past (or present) may be.
Patty at “He said what?” blog talks about Y2K and the recent hoarding that has been going on. She also shared how God has a storehouse where He has been stocking His goodness for us to draw from in times of trouble! Isn’t that an encouraging thought!
That’s got to be the best treasure storehouse ever!
How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. Psalm 31:19 NIV