Thoughts for our friends at IMB
Yesterday was a rough day for some of our friends and former colleagues at International Mission Board (IMB) as many of them were let go. Most had served there for years, some for the vast majority of their careers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them during this difficult time.
Regardless of whether you follow Jesus, or even come from a Judeo-Christian background, there is much wisdom to be found in Scripture:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
Throughout most of Proverbs, the idea is that if you follow King Solomon’s wisdom then things will work out pretty well. What is interesting though is that right next to Proverbs are the books of Job and Ecclesiastes—which include ‘uplifting’ verses such as:
“What does anyone gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun?” – Ecclesiastes 1:3
And throughout the book of Job, we see a man who is living a life that is righteous, yet he endures.
Proverbs tell us how to live orderly lives while Job and Ecclesiastes give us examples of what it looks like when everything falls apart.
We live in a fallen world where the tough and terrible happen and Job and Ecclesiastes speak to these hardships. Yet in very real portrayals of the storms, they still show what it looks like to cling to God and put your hope in Him.
Hold fast friends. We’re praying for you during this difficult time.