In September, I listened to two women confidently tell me and many others how to avoid the cold and flu season. They had lists and supplies and were prepared.
You know where this is going, right?
Last week, I listened to them talk about all of the TV they had watched while one of them was on Round 2 of the flu and the other one had just gotten out of the hospital from the flu!
It was funny to listen to them be so humbled. They decided to make it a positive and give a bunch of recommendations to binge.
It reminded me that we too can prepare. We pray, we serve, we give, we fellowship, and life happens. We are not immune from the surprises of life. So many people I have known have been blindsided by life events. I have been blindsided by life events.
What are we to do then?
We look to the Lord. We see clearly when we look at Jesus. We are strengthened, we are prepared, and we are loved. We prepare by prayer, giving, serving, fellowshipping, and we cling to the Great Physician!