Saturday, October 15, 2022
What to Do Now,
Without Raising a Stink?
But as for me, I will look to the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth….
Words of Grace For Today
So the hard winter is coming, ready or not!
Will you sit and wait for God to make your preparations for you, your god of privilege, power, prestige, and wealth?
Will you sit and ponder the sky for signs of someone coming to rescue from the coming storms, icy, fierce, destructive, cold?
It is fine to say we must set our minds on things above and not thing on earth, yet experience has taught us again and again that the Boy Scouts had a motto to choose because generations knew something true: to be unprepared can be disastrous, and being prepared is sometimes all one can do. Things may still be disastrous.
The choice we make again and again is who or what do we trust as we prepare, endure, and survive (or succumb, for eventually we all do)?
Do we trust our own doings? Our own accumulations? Our own wisdom?
Or do we trust God, who created the universe, and each of us? That trust in God does not mean we hear voices telling us to sit in the wilderness, waiting for winter to come and trusting that God will provide all we need! Trusting God entails among other things that we do not let ourselves be consumed so much by our own survival, security, and comforts that we forget all the people who have no way to prepare for what comes their way: conflict, storms, fire, earthquake, floods, other people’s unjustly taking the essentials of life from them.
There are millions, billions of people, who need help preparing for what will come their way, and for enduring, in order that they may survive, or at least die with dignity.
Look, See, Do.
God makes it all possible for us saints: this is the trust we have in God.