Devotion Archives 2021, October - December

Supply Chain by Kathy Schreiner

     If you have listened to the news or been to the grocery store lately you know there is a glitch in the supply chain. Pictures of huge tankers languishing in the ocean off ports that should be busy seem unreal.  Docks that should be bustling are eerily quiet.  The interstates have many less semis rolling. 

Gas prices are up.  The president has asked OPEC to increase production. We are told to order Christmas gifts early so you can hopefully receive them.  No Guarantees! 

     We have been blessed to live in a country where this is against the norm.  Empty shelves, exorbitant prices and long lines are not what we are used too.  We are not used to having to plan ahead or exercise patience.  It is said, "You never really appreciate something until it is gone." 

     We are also blessed to live in a country where we are able to worship as we please.  We have unending opportunities to be in God's Word.  Church services, bible studies, online offerings are all available to us.  We take these for granted.  But are they important to us?  What if these opportunities were not as abundant? 

     Christians in many countries do not enjoy the freedoms we have.  Yet the “invisible” Church is growing in these places.  These fellow Christians have to make a concentrated effort to be in the Word.  They do not take it for granted. 

     While we may have to get used to having less of somethings or waiting for others there is one thing always available to us.  That is our loving God.  The great "I AM" is on duty 24/7—always listening, always loving, always forgiving, and always available.  No need to order early.  No glitch in His supply chain.  He is constantly pouring out His blessings on us.  Let us give thanks.

 

 Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and do not forget all his benefits—

 who pardons all your guilt,

who heals all your diseases,

 who redeems your life from the pit,

who crowns you with mercy and compassion,

 who satisfies your life with goodness,

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

(Psalm 103:2-5 EHV)

 
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