“Care and Provide” by Kirk Hunt
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
1 Timothy 5:8 KJV
“Can Suzy Mae1 our niece, come live us?”
It had been years since there was an infant in my life. I have to confess, the question echoed theatrically in my head. Still, before I could form a full thought, the Holy Spirit arrived.
“This is your chance to live out what you write and teach.”
It ought to be hard to say “no” to a helpless baby. It is hard to say “no” to the Holy Spirit. Especially when it’s phrased that way.
Suzy Mae arrived with a paper bag of baby stuff and an enormous need for love and care. She needed us. The things we do for family.
In the end, we were a blessing. Not just to Suzy Mae, but to her parents. And everyone else who watched the situation.
Sometimes, it’s harder with family than anyone else. Still, you do the hard tasks out of love. Is there another reason?
Think: Am I doing a good job of caring and providing for my family?
Pray: “Lord, help me to bless my natural and spiritual family, out of love and obedience.”
Copyright © May 2009, Kirk Hunt
1Suzy Mae is a fictional name for a precious young girl.