“I pulled you in from all over the world, called you in from every dark corner of the earth, Telling you, ‘You’re my servant, serving on my side. I’ve picked you. I haven’t dropped you.’ Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.” Isaiah 41:10 MSG
This morning I woke up tearful, and this was the message that was on me: “Don’t Panic!” seeing this posting on my churches wall was truly a heart cleansing reminder!
And then again, it’s an important part of the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy! I always know where my towel is!!
“… a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Chapter 3
As believers, imagine if we carried the Word of God inside of us in that same way! We would know that we are always protected, cared for and loved; and those around us would realize that we are clearly a people to be reckoned with. Because even though we may lose our way, our thoughts may not always be perfect, and our actions may seem…Our God is still God and protects, cares and loves us! So DON’T PANIC & ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOUR TOWEL IS!