Matthew 24:12 Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.
For two weeks our local Aldi store has been out of canned corn. Canned corn! In mid-summer!
Now, they do still have creamed canned corn, but oh Honey, the memories that brings. Suddenly I see me, 15-years-old at the family table, staring at that ugly creamed corn blob upon my plate. I take my spoon, gather a bit of
swill creamed corn, swallow it, then swiftly drink water. Repeat.
Similarly, this reminds me of being forced to eat liver back then, also. Oh, that dreadful texture, the thought of liver's icky function. Our occasional liver meals found me silent, hair hanging down, tears trickling as I ate tiny bites.
I enjoyed most all other foods, but gah. Creamed corn and liver tasted so gross that never, (ever!)have I served them in my 42 married years. And shockingly I'm healthy, even though folks/articles swore--without liver-- I'd become a sickly, falling-over, wheezing wimp.
Food shortages! They're here and there and I'm hoping you took my advice and stocked-up on foods you eat most. Trust me, I'm grateful for my basement cans of corn, but yeah, even I wish I'd bought a tad more.
More than ever these days we must live proactively.
Proactive: creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.
God has responsibilities, but so do we and once again I'm reminded of all the Christians who've spent hours in food lines because, earlier, after warnings, they placed all responsibility upon God.
Each of us arrived upon Earth specifically for such a time as this evil one, but oh dear!
What if we choose complacency?
What if we're not listening, loving, researching, warning, prepping and preparing in all ways for all things?
What if we're not using our specific God-given gifts right now?
What if our goal is to avoid mankind? To live asleep in pseudo peace?
Heaven help us.
This young woman's beautiful 400 sq. foot apartment seems larger and is so efficient, it got me thinking that perhaps Tom and I could live in something this small.
Fear not! Even with all the recent talk of Lockdowns 2.0. Again, life a proactive lifestyle, instead.
Please remember: My posts are always about more than they appear to be.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15