God's Supply Chain
weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - November 2, 2021
Do not wade far out into the dangerous sea of this world's comfort. Take the good that God provides you, but say of it, "It passeth away;" for, indeed, it is but a temporary supply for a temporary need. Never suffer your goods to become your God. - Charles Spurgeon
We hear a lot about the supply chain these days. Whatever it is, it seems to need some repair. For a variety of reasons, the couch a friend ordered arrived nine months late, stores are in a panic encouraging Christmas shoppers to buy early before they run out of presents, and I cannot get raspberry syrup for my morning hot chocolate. Something is very, very wrong! Transporting commodities and products to their intended destinations is a complex and daunting challenge. Any number of obstacles can create havoc and interrupt the expected deliveries. Fortunately for Christians, the ultimate supply chain is never threatened, never blocked, and always flowing. From a prison cell, deserted by many of his companions, and lacking all but the essentials for survival, the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Philippi, “my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) He seemed very unconcerned about a supply chain crisis. The things that truly mattered - God’s glorious riches in Christ Jesus - could never be threatened or blocked. And with the secure flow of God’s love, grace, peace, hope, wisdom, joy and so much more, the rest didn’t really matter.
Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc