Even Skeptics Can Plan and Prepare Now

Even Skeptics Can Plan and Prepare Now

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!

Larry WhoEven Skeptics Can Plan and Prepare Now

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:

10 Things To Do Now

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.

About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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3 Responses to Even Skeptics Can Plan and Prepare Now

  1. A new friend named John left a comment to me to ask me what I mean by soldiers of the cross.
    Here is my reply–I wanted to share these links in case anyone wants to see this. “John, I will try to rewrite this a second time. You have asked a huge question regarding soldiers of the cross. There is a book that was written a long time ago that talks about people who were killed for their faith–martyred for Jesus Christ. Please click this book title, Foxes Book of Martys, to read this true history. More than 170,000 people have been martryed for their faith in the last 100 years. One of them is my friend, Shahbaz Bhatti, who was killed in March 2011 because he loved Jesus and stood up to help Christians and other religious minorities who were being persecuted in his home country of Pakitan. Four months before Shahbaz was martyred, he received threats from Taliban, many threats. So he made this video which was played all over the world after he died. Listen to what Shahbaz says about the cross. If you want to know how to get to heaven you can see how at this link (in both English and Chinese) click this link. “


  2. Larry Who says:

    Thanks Hope. God bless you.


  3. Thank YOU, Larry, for participating and taking leadership in this area. Great job!


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