Have you ever wondered what goes through a dog’s mind? I have. Nori doesn’t seem too phased or concerned by this pandemic that has caused major unrest around the world. She bides her time daily laying in the sun… it’s a dog’s life! She knows she will be fed and loved and she doesn’t worry about her day. She lives it one moment at at time. Oh! To live a dog’s life! And yet, I’ve been reminded of some great truths watching her.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6: 25-34
We know life has been complex for many of you and some have lost loved ones, we are deeply sorry and in prayer with and for you. As I found myself worrying about what might become of our future and ministry here back in March, God reminded me it’s not for me to worry about. Much like Nori, my obedience is to trust Him more than I trust myself. Easier said than done some days but I am resolved to live my days the way my pooch does. Trusting my master that He will take care of the heavy lifting in life.
We have been on lock down since mid-March and only time will tell how we open back up. As for now, we are not able to have service members over for a home cooked meal and Bible study yet, but we are praying this changes soon! Will you pray with us!
Pictures always tell better stories than words so here is our contribution for this blog post.
Thank you for taking the time to catch up with us as we continue to serve the military the best we can. We so appreciate your partnership in financial support and prayer. It’s awesome knowing we have all of you behind us supporting and encouraging us to reach our military with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Continue to pray for our brave warriors as they serve us in these difficult times!
Remember! Live life like Nori and trust your Master!