Poncho Liner Poverty



As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

Luke 9: 57-58

It was the middle of winter in the mountains and all we had to sleep in was a slightly quilted piece of nylon called a Poncho Liner. It was originally made for use in the tropics of Vietnam. Life was rough and I can assure you there was more shivering than sleeping. These kind of sacrifices are part of being a soldier. Following Jesus is the same. When Jesus answered the one who wanted to follow Him, He said it will take sacrifice. We need to be as hardcore about our faith as a soldier is about his profession. “Come out of your comfort zone.” I think that’s what Jesus was saying to this would-be recruit. Do you find your faith taking you out of your comfort zone? Jesus says that’s normal.

Application: Step out of your spiritual comfort zone today and tell someone what Jesus has done for you.

Author: Chuck & Deb

Chuck & Deb love Jesus!

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