How about this cute little old man?? It’s early morning, and for some, there’s a chill in the air, enough to warrant a jacket or sweater. You’ve gotten your machete (leaning up against the house) and your rake out, ready to traipse your 2 miles out to your garden, to tend your corn, manioc, and various veggies. You’ve sharpened your machete by supporting it in the vee of your handy 2 by 4, blade upwards, with your file that you’ve created a handle for out of a good sized piece of coffee branch. But wait, your machete is sharp, but you need to take some time to sharpen your faith by spending some time reading the word and putting the day and yourself and all that lies ahead in the Lord’s capable hands.
We are, as Arden Almquist put it, debtors unashamed, encouraged by the ones we have come to encourage. It does the heart good to see faith at work.