“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
This is a picture of Julian butterflies from the western Amazon drinking a turtle’s tears. The water isn’t what they're after. It is the salt. It isn’t easy to find the minerals that butterflies need to reproduce. They find all of their calories in nectar which is fine if all you’re doing is flapping your wings, but to make more butterflies, you need salt. And so, you find yourself a nice wet turtle eye.
This is how God’s provision works. God provides. Sometimes it comes from unexpected places and in surprising ways. Sometimes it isn’t even ideal and bountiful, simply enough. More often than not, God provides for his creation through the rest of his creation. Look around in your life for where God may have put turtle tears for you, and look out for times when God expects you to be the turtle.
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Rev. Jana Quisenberry is the minister at Brightwood Christian Church. She's an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN, She now resides in Mt. Lebanon with her husband, two children, and dog, Sookie. Pastor Jana loves the church, science fiction, and coffee.