Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Have you ever wondered where some of the common inventions of our life have come from?
· Leo Gerstenzang thought of Q-Tips when he saw his wife trying to clean their baby's ears with toothpicks and cotton.
· King C. Gillette looked for a throwaway product after he had a conversation with the inventor of pop bottle caps. When he found his razor dull, he thought of the safety razor with disposable blades.
· Ole Evinrude invented the outboard motor after he got angry when the ice cream in his rowboat melted before he got to his island picnic spot.
· Charles Strite was fuming at the burnt toast in the factory lunchroom where he worked and thought up the automatic toaster.
There is one common factor in all of these inventions: a person saw a need and answered that need.
We see that God has done just that when He set into motion His plan to save us. It was a major investment on His part. He invested the life of His only Son. It was His divine way of meeting our needs.
We should all be thankful that God who meets our needs, we should also follow after Him and be willing to help meet the needs of others.
Truly, there are a great many needs we see each day.
Some of them are big. Others are very small. But oftentimes we can make a difference in taking care of those needs. By the Holy Spirit's power we can, with our words and our actions, help change some of those things.
We may not make a fortune like some of the inventors we read about earlier. But what a blessing we will receive as we try to make the lives of those we meet more peaceful and content. As a bonus we can show God’s love through our actions.
Is there a need you can meet today?
Dear Lord, we thank You for the need You have met. Thank You for setting in to motion the plan of salvation that is available for everybody. Help us share that today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.