Mid-Week Inspiration: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
A farmer had a neighbor, a constant complainer. Finally, the farmer decided to impress this man for once in his existence, so he bought the world’s most incredible hunting dog, trained it thoroughly, and invited his joyless friend to go hunting.
From the blind, the farmer shot a duck, which landed in the middle of the pond. Upon command, the dog trotted out, walking on the surface of the water, retrieved the bird, and dropped him at the feet of his master. “What do you think of that?” the farmer challenged his neighbor. His friend responded, “Your dog can’t swim, can he?”
We all know people like that. But, unfortunately, the world is filled with joyless people.
Followers of Jesus should not be one of those.
Nehemiah declares, “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Neh. 8:10).
Joy makes us strong.
Gainesville First’s Foster Care Ministry is partnering with other organizations in the area to assist families with intervention before foster care to come alongside and support foster families with immediate needs. If you would like to be part of being the hands and feet of Jesus and supporting the physical needs of at-risk children in our community, contact Misty Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on the Care Portal email list.