Matthew 6:28-30 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in his entire splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow, is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you? O you of little faith?”

When I first went to Africa, all my clothes were inappropriate. I was told not to worry about it. Immediately someone accompanied me to dead man’s market.

There were rows and rows of piles of clothes, which were heaped on large plastic sheets on the ground. A man stood behind each pile. He held a stick, which he used to lift clothes in the air. Or if a customer saw the corner of one she wanted, which was at the bottom of the pile, the man pulled out the garment with his pole.

The men called out their prices, two dollars, a dollar, or fifty cents. The empty bales behind them were labeled Salvation Army or Good Will.

The Lord provided a whole new wardrobe for twenty dollars.

There was no need to worry about what to wear.




About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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