The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. Acts 11:29 (NIV)
In this short passage of Scripture, a severe famine was predicted. Sometimes, I believe, we are able to predict what is going to happen just by knowing how things work and by being aware of the current signs. When there is a crop failure, we know the cost of that product will probably rise because its availability will be limited. We know when we are in the middle of a drought, that our garden plants will struggle to survive and may not be able to produce much or any fruit. Often, we try to prepare for these difficult situations by building up a reserve – filling our pantries or freezers with extra food. Scripturally, we are told to be prepared. May we be able to assist others when they find themselves to be in need due to unforeseen events or circumstances. May we also be personally prepared for those challenging times in life. However, may we be even more prepared for the day when we will see our Lord, face-to-face. May we be blessed to hear the Him call our name. Amen.
Passage: Acts 11:27-30