Just a Thought.......
In the Book of Matthew, in THE BOOK, it is recorded that Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness in prayer and fasting and then the devil came to Him with great temptations. If you know the story, you are aware that he triumphed over every one of them. Then, Matthew says, “angels came to Him and ministered to Him”. Jesus was cared for by messengers sent from God.
I share this with you because Marilyn Robinson, my new author/friend, has written that we ought to remember that when we send our children out into this now-dangerous-wilderness of the world, they are not alone, but protected by the friends of God.
Now, Marilyn did not say this, but I would add, we may very well be one of those “angels”.
Think about this the next time you see a child in need. Be aware that God may have put you in their path for their safety and security. And, since He did, do your very best to see that they are safe.
It will help the child and it will help you overcome that fateful feeling that your life is not amounting to much.
Just a thought . . . . .
Rev. David Fischer is interim Minister at First Christian Church in Lexington