God Provides

3 Jun

“God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail.”  ~ Saint Augustine

Homeless.  Poor.  Powerless.  Oppressed.  Lonely.  Grieving.  All  of these are indications of being blessed?!  That is what Jesus often appeared to be saying in the Gospels.

He spoke to a people who equated good and good things with blessing.  If someone had wealth, power, prestige, family and friends, that person was considered blessed.  If someone had none of that, that person was thought to be cursed.

Jesus said that those who appeared as cursed were actually blessed as well.  Jesus knew what He was saying.  If someone is poor, lonely, powerless and the like, that person is more open to be dependent upon others and, ultimately, upon God.

God is the one who provides for us.  We do not earn everything because of ourselves.  They have been given to us by a God who loves us.  It would do well for us to remember that this day.

FAITH ACTION:  Pray for those who are without.  If at all possible, come to the aid of someone in need today.