“Can you help Jason?” his Christian friend asked me. In the Middle East my wife and I regularly had men stay with us. But our house in that country was designed in such a way that this didn't cause problems for my family. Here in the Netherlands, however, we didn't feel comfortable offering this unknown man a room in our house, so we offered to look for another solution. When I first met Jason we experienced an immediate bond and a beautiful friendship developed.
Elijah didn’t provide the widow with 100 more bowls of flour and 100 more jars of oil, he provided one bowl and one jar that never ran out―for three years. God miraculously provided for each daily need. As the widow needed to learn to depend on God, day by day, for her daily sustenance, God has been teaching me to trust in His provision, day by day. In all my years on the mission field, God has always provided financially. This year, however, things got really tight when I started having lots of car problems
For those of you attend small groups, yours are probably comprised mainly of other Christians. Here I am in a group of several men and women who have either just accepted Christ as Savior or are not saved yet. This past week we studied Jesus' birth, and Mary and Joseph’s faith. Our discussion revolved mainly around our demonstrating trust in God by being willing to risk as much of our lives as Mary and Joseph did theirs.