Have you ever had something your mother said years ago suddenly pop into your mind? It doesn’t seem to be related to anything going on at the moment –but there it is! Recently that happened to me. I could hear my mother saying, “God certainly takes care of those children!” To put it into context – there were some young children in our neighborhood who were always disheveled and unkempt. Their little outfits were wrinkled and stained. Shoes were not a part of their everyday wardrobe and it appeared the last time a brush had been through their hair was about a week before. The smudges of dirt on their angelic little faces seemed to be permanent, and yet they smiled, played happily outside and NEVER seemed to get sick.
Yes, you could say God was taking care of them, but not in the way we would usually visualize that happening. We have been provided with an amazing abundance of all things we need to live healthy and prosper. One big component of that is dirt and the microbes in the dirt! (Probably not where you thought this was going).Continue reading