This week’s radio commentary:
For many, 2009 has been a very difficult year financially with job cutbacks and losses, reduced investments, and maybe even a home gone. But God is faithful, and we are extremely blessed that financial difficulty in 2009 does not reduce us to the near-starvation the Pilgrims experienced the year they celebrated the very first American Thanksgiving Day.
We are used to prosperity in the United States, thanks to God’s blessing and the Puritan work ethic the Pilgrims and other explorers and colonists instituted the moment they set foot on American soil. A year of economic recession and of unrelenting, radical attacks on our Christian values and beliefs may leave us feeling beleaguered and weary of doing well.
But in the midst of apparent chaos, we can take comfort in this promise from Matthew 6, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing…For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.” (NKJV)