Well, we all know about Idaho’s Baptists who are in Haiti. How many front line articles have there been thus far?
Today’s article in the Idaho Statesman reminds me of a verse that I read early this morning in my personal Bible reading time – Proverbs 16:20, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good.” Each day, as part of my reading, I read the corresponding chapter in Proverbs (chapter 16) to the date in the month (February 16). How desperately I need wisdom for the daily circumstances of life. As an Independent Baptist pastor in Idaho, I can not in any way be “independent” as we might think or propose in our culture here in the intermountain West.
Proverbs 11:14 comes to mind.
So does Proverbs 15:22.
Also, Proverbs 24:6.
We need to be dependent Baptists. We cling to you, dear Lord, to help us in our troubles. We ask for your mercies to be granted to the ten in Haiti and to the church family of Central Valley in Meridian, Idaho.
Thank you, Lord, in your mercies, for releasing eight.