Wednesday, May 06 2020
"A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jerico, and fell among thieves who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead." Luke 10:30
Newly saved and on fire for God I wanted to be a big-name preacher leading millions to Jesus and one Sunday after church at my pastor's home he had invited several well known evangelists including James Robison to come and fellowship and so I went expecting great things!
On my arrival I met a man from Mobile, Alabama sent on a mission to minister to the poor and come to find out his sole ministry was me! He immediately said lets go I want to show you something and reluctantly I said OK, not wanting to leave the meeting. He took me to the south-side of Ft. Worth and showed me people living in cardboard boxes, something I had no idea was happening in my home town!
This was the beginning of a new adventure and ministry for me as this man laid down his life for more than a year, training and equipping me for my life's work! As the scripture states, many have fallen among thieves, being stripped and robbed because that is what the devil does, he robs, kills and destroys from everyone he can!
Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive. And he will be blessed on the earth. Psalm 41:1,2
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin