My personal Facebook feed is full of pictures of #Mollie Tibbetts. She is a 20-year-old student at the University of Iowa. She was last seen jogging in Brooklyn, Iowa on July 18th around 7:30 p.m. Yesterday, the reward for information on her went from $2,000 to $30,000. Today 172,000 has been raised so far and is offered for the safe return or release of Mollie.
I shared her picture after she disappeared. Yesterday, I shared the reward poster. Then I thought, “I wonder if I should share it on my Frugal Fish Facebook page? Someone may have information.”
When I got up this morning, the thought was still there. I asked God for direction.
Jeremiah 22:3, “This is God’s Message: ‘Attend to matters of justice. Set things right between people. Rescue victims from their exploiters. Don’t take advantage of homeless, the orphans, the widows. Stop the murdering!’ ” The Message
Sharing posts about missing people is not my blog’s mission. Helping people is. I could help Mollie Tibbetts. I could lose friends at Facebook and followers on my blogs.
“Obedience to God in the pressures and stresses of day-by-day living and trust in God’s ways in the large sweep of history are always at risk, but especially in times of suffering and persecution. Obedience to God is difficult when we are bullied into compliance to the God-ignoring culture out of sheer survival. Trust in God is likewise at risk of being abandoned in favor of the glamorous seductions of might and size.” The Message Introduction to Daniel
Then I remembered 2 girls who were missing in the last 8 months. One from our small town was found in the next county. The other from a neighboring town was found in Connecticut! But they both found!
I decided I had to share Mollie’s story and any others who are missing. I am hoping you will share them too. We need shares and prayer! As you share, pray for the victims and their families.
I know what you are thinking. What can one person do?
Daniel 1:8, “But Daniel determined that he would not defile himself…” The Message
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Daniel 1:11, “But Daniel appealed to a steward who had been assigned by the head of the palace staff to be in charge of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.” The Message
Stand up and others will stand with you.
Proverbs 13:1, “A wise son heeds his father’s instructions…” New International Version
Daniel and his friends stood up for their beliefs. They wanted to adhere to a Kosher diet as God commanded.
The Result of 10 Days on Vegetables and Water:
- They looked better, 1:15.
- They were more robust, 1:15.
- God gave them knowledge, 1:17.
- God gave them skills, 1:17.
- God gave them ten times the understanding in books than the magicians and enchanters, 1:17, 20.
- God gave them ten times the understanding on anything in life than the magicians and enchanters, 1:17, 20.
- God gave Daniel an understanding of visions and dreams, 1:17.
- The king found them far superior to all the other young men, 1:19.
- No one was a match for Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 1:18.
- They took their place in the king’s service, 1:19.
“People who eat the most fruits & veggies have fewer wrinkles.” Better Homes & Gardens, August, 2018, p. 136
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