Lest We Forget

These are such trying times for all of us. For those in the upper economic brackets, it’s about trying to educate their kids while still trying to earn a living; both from the same house. Many others have lost their jobs and are scrambling to secure unemployment benefits from an overtaxed system so they can continue to pay their bills and put food on the table.

However, we must step back and be grateful for what we have been given. Certainly, this is not a normal time and there are things we have to get used to doing differently, things we have to get used to doing without and dealing with uncertainty which leads to fear and stress about the future. None of us are alone in dealing with such feelings, though as Christians we are blessed to have a heavenly Father in whom we have the assurance of provision which is a great source of comfort.

There is another category of people – those who occupy the lower economic brackets in our society. Imagine the level of anxiety they must be feeling. Many of these folks work in low wage “off grid” jobs and don’t qualify for much public assistance. Many have children, elderly relatives, and/or people with special needs who depend on them. These folks struggle mightily under normal circumstances, let alone what the world is experiencing now.

The Bible commands us to do whatever we can to help those less fortunate than us to make ends meet. Almost all of us are in a position to help, even now. Please consider giving to your local food bank or sustenance-based charity today.   

Thanks for reading. I would love to hear your feedback, please comment below.

One thought on “Lest We Forget

  1. Thank you for the insight. Much attention has been given to the “First Responders or Front Liners” and yes we are undyingly grateful for the service they provide but lets not forget others who have been giving their time and talent. They may be making masks, cooking food for the underprivileged, and many more too numerous to mention. All of you keep doing what you are doing and the rest of us are praying and finding ways to help. Never think that your effort is too small, whether financial, physical or spiritual.

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