Awake and Ready to Response
Cheri Rushton of Auburn, WA, USA
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. -1 Timothy 2:1-2
I believe God drops me in places where I’m needed.
I fell while puppysitting for a friend and ended up in the emergency room. Nothing was broken, but they gave me a prescription for pain. Since I wasn’t in any pain, however, I went home. Did I mention this was the Thursday before Labor Day?
Monday, Labor Day, I woke to a whole lot of pain. Of course, all the pharmacies were closed except one. I went to have my prescription filled there and bought some windshield wiper fluid as well. My car was new to me, but I finally found the correct place to add the fluid. As I was standing there, a man came out of the drugstore and asked if he could help. I told him I thought I had a handle on it, but he could stay and watch that I didn’t do something stupid. We talked awhile. Apparently, he had also been in the emergency room over the weekend with a migraine and had stopped to get his prescription filled. His prescription was more expensive than he had thought, and the banks were closed.
I knew then that I had to pay for his prescription. I’m not wealthy by any means, but I knew all I had was God’s anyway, and I could afford it. He was very grateful.
Later at home, I realized that if I had filled my prescription on Thursday, I wouldn’t have been there Monday to help him. God had dropped me there for a purpose and as a lesson to me. I felt very blessed to have been needed, awake, and ready to respond.
In God we all belong.
Sustaining Our Connections
Many find themselves isolated around the world to protect each other and the most vulnerable during this global pandemic. Spend time prayerfully imagining those people that you might normally come into contact with on a regular basis, known and unknown. Remember all the connections that sustain our lives each day. Even in this time of intentional separation, how are you experiencing deep, intrinsic belonging in God?
Today’s Prayer for Peace
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