MORNINGTIME 4242by Benjamin Munsell on April 4, 2023
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father (knowing it)? Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29,31. On a personal note, yesterday was a sad day at our house. Our little bird Gracie died in the middle of the night. She was our "companion" for over 23 years and she will be missed. She was an active member of this house in many ways even outside of her cage. As humans, we will always respond to loss from simply, "That's sad, what's on TV"?, to such pain and anguish of depression, for days on end. Whether a little bird, or many family members, we all react emotionally differently and no one can say what's appropriate to another person's loss. A question came to mind yesterday in our dealings with Gracie, and that is, I understand MY loss, will I be just as compassionate and caring with you in YOUR time of loss? Will I say, "That's sad, what's on TV"?, or will I come up along side you and do all I can to Comfort you and help you in your time of loss? As Christians, we're supposed to help one another in the good, happy times, AND in the sad and emotional times. In the coming days the Lord will be testing many (all?) of us in ways that will personally mean something to us. When an unknown neighbor loses their house in a tornado, will we care enough to at least Pray for them, even when they're in a town far away? Or maybe offer some kind of assistance to help them in their time of loss? Only you can decide how much you really care about others. Another GOoD reason for, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication FOR ALL SAINTS; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make Known the Mystery of (Teaching and Preaching) the Gospel, (to hurting people who don't yet know Christ as their Lord and Saviour). Ephesians 6:18&19, that they, Be Blessed.