Use What You Have

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

Start where you are and use what you have. The Hope of the World will survive.

She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. (Luke 2:7b)

Mary wrapped Jesus in less-than-sanitary cloths and put him in a dirty manger. Hay is not clean to begin with. And it might have been difficult to find hay that wasn’t soaked in animal pee.

But Mary and Joseph used the resources that they had, and trusted that if this was God’s plan, God would see them through.

The circumstances will never be perfect. The timing won’t make sense on the front end. And the resources will seem less than ideal. And yet, we use what we have—right now—and do the very best we can…trusting that if this is a God-thing, God will see us through.

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