Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed (Proverbs 15:22)
First of all, I am really not God’s answer to crises (even though my name is Hope) or the blogging megaphone on being prepared in case of an emergency. I am feeling nudged to write on this, and I think it’s practical and important. Will you get zapped if you don’t prepare? I doubt it. God is so merciful, he will kindly nudge each one of us on what we should do in the area of practical preparedness. So bear with me, these blogs are going to get into the spiritual aspect of preparing for crises, but especially preparing for the return of Christ. Back to the natural preparations.
One of my friends and a follower on Lift Jesus Cross blog, Larry, is already one step ahead of the rest of us. I was in awe when I found out that Larry has already blogged about Emergency preparedness. Larry took his preparedness one step further than the Grab and Go Bags—Larry actually walked around his neighborhood and gave his neighbors a brochure on how to prepare just in case disaster strikes. Personally, I think Larry is a smart man. Let’s take a look at what Larry has to say about emergency preparedness. Click on his links below!
By Larry Who
In the 1963 movie, “Lilies of the Field,” Sidney Portier plays the part of Homer Smith, an itinerant handyman and jack of all trade. He stops for water at a farm in the middle of the Arizona desert. He then learns the farm is run by a small group of German nuns and is eventually talked into building them a chapel.
The nearby town is filled with skeptics about the chapel ever being built, but when they see Homer Smith progressing on the worksite, many show up to help. One of them is an atheist named Juan.
Another worker asks Juan, “Why are you here?”
“To me, it is insurance. To me, life is here on this earth. I cannot see further, so I cannot believe further. But, if they are right about the hereafter, I have paid my insurance, Senor,” replies Juan.
If you are like Juan and skeptical about ever needing extra supplies on hand to weather a major calamity or terrorist attack, don’t let your skepticism stop you from being wise. Just buy an extra two weeks supply, store them in your pantry or closet or under the bed or garage, and then rotate them into your daily use as you buy more.
If you need ideas, check:
Juan was a skeptic, but he did show up at the chapel to help the nuns.
Shouldn’t we do the same with a little planning and preparation now? Just in case.