Our great-great-great grandparents had no sugar till the 13th century, no coal till the 14th century and no buttered bread till the 16th. Can you imagine living without coffee, tea and soap? People did that until the 17th century. I guess they swirled sticks against rocks to get fire because matches weren’t invented till the 19thcentury. Gas and electricity came along about the same time but I guess that was okay. There were no cars till then either.
And we with our MP3’s and Ipods…think of no radio or TV till the twentieth century. Impossible, we cry, because we, the offspring of those distant generations refuse to live without anything.
The World Council of Churches puts it this way.
“I was hungry and starving and you were obese; thirsty and you watered your garden; no road to follow and no hope and you called the police and were happy that they took me prisoner; barefoot and with ragged clothing and you said 'I have nothing to wear. Tomorrow, I will buy something new; ' sick and you asked: “Is it infectious?”
Psalm 68:5, 6-The father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation. God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land (AMP).
Yes, I know that God does all that, but some days, don’t you think he’d appreciate a little help? After all, he does work through people.
Prayer: Lord, forgive us for our ‘me first’ attitude. Remind us again that the Word says –love your neighbour as your self. It does not say –love your self instead of your neighbor. Amen.