E-votional - Why Not?
March 6, 2002

"So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today."

Matthew 6:34 (NRSV)


   The trip to Virginia was pleasant, easy and even inexpensive. "Wow," I thought.  Casey slept on the first leg of the trip, then the layover, really wasn't. Travel with a baby allows for pre-boarding and to add to the fortune, we were given bulkhead seating. Reflecting on the flight, I could not help but say, why not. The birds of the air are taken care of and the flowers in the fields do not need extra, they are taken care of. The flight back, was, however, another matter. Delays, lines, extra baggage and ice turned a 6 hour trip into a 14 hour journey. But then, reflecting on the flight, I HAD to say, why not.

   Hear the Good News, we are taken care of and blessed. Not only are we blessed, but if we allow God to use us we are and can be a blessing to others. It seems to me that when David saw Goliath, saw that something needed to be done to protect HIS flock, he said why not me. When the Disciples were called and then given their commission, they must have ultimately replied, why not me. Even Jesus, young as He was, by allowing Himself to be placed upon the cross, said, why not me. Often times when things go well, we feel as though maybe we deserve it. Preachers use their pulpit to enlighten us about our entitlements, but fail to mention that we are not only to receive the blessings, but we will be blessings to others, and sometimes through difficult circumstances.  Next time I ruin a shirt or shoes, miss a light or stub a toe, I sure hope to be able to say why not instead of blowing my top.

    Please keep my sister in your prayers as plans for treatment of MS. Her name is Michelle.


   Gracious God, today is enough to handle for me, allow me to handle it with grace instead of having it handle me.  Help me to see the blessings around me and strengthen me to shoulder the yoke that is placed on me today.  Today, indeed, is and will be a blessing.  Thank You for all that You have done in my life and all You will continue to do, for ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.