This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Galatians 6:2 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how with God, there is always tomorrow.
As you may hear, I am not in the studio as I felt so moved by the recent celebrity suicides of designer Kate Spade and TV host Anthony Bourdain that I just had to record a message.
First, what I find particularly interesting is that suicides over the last seventeen years have increased by nearly 30% in the United States, yet these stats about everyday people don’t make it to the headlines until a celebrity takes his or her life.
However, this wasn’t the case in Elijah’s day. When Elijah began his assignment from God, there was a severe drought going on.
During one part of his journey, God told Elijah to visit a widow. Without hesitation, Elijah went to the widow’s home. When he arrived, he learned that this widow was preparing a last meal for her son and herself as she was planning for them to die.
Elijah first comforted her by being fully present with her and by urging her not to fear. Then, he inspired her with a new perspective, assuring her that God wanted her to have a tomorrow and that God himself would provide for her tomorrow. I’m sure Elijah didn’t know what situation he would be walking into when he got there, but God supplied him with the words.
The lesson is that when God instructed Elijah to visit the widow, he did so without hesitation. When God chooses you to remind someone there’s always a tomorrow with Him, will you respond without hesitation? As you think about that, remember these words: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, be a beacon of hope for someone else.
Joyce Whitfield Burton
THANKS for being a beacon of hope for me and many others!