Supply Chain

They say it is a big tragedy that the supply chain is drying up just before Christmas. There are not enough truck drivers to move the containers from the ports to the retail outlets. Therefore, additional containers cannot be offloaded from ships at the ports. Loaded ships cannot get into ports which are already full of full ships. This is a boondoggle of immense proportions. There are concerns being voiced that this might “ruin Christmas” because no one is able to “deliver the goods” in the timely fashion we have become accustomed to. Perhaps it is time to reflect on the supply chain for delivering the goods for the person for whom the holiday is named. There is a glut of religion, but church attendance is down, preachers are leaving the ministry and thousands of churches have been diminished or closed. I think we may be concerned about the wrong supply chain. Perhaps we are concerned with being good consumers far beyond our thankfulness for what we already have. Who is going to deliver the goods about the meaning of Christmas? The real meaning of Christmas is not controlled by the marketplace. I do not know where I fit in the supply chain, as a truck, a ship, or a container, but my Christmas will not be ruined if you cannot buy me a gift that was made overseas and is jammed up in a container in a faraway port. I already have the gift of God which is eternal life through Jesus Christ my Lord. That’s the best gift. I am going to share it with others.

Mt 9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

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2 Responses to Supply Chain

  1. Melanie A Berchtold says:

    Thank you for your thoughts and insight, Pastor. This reminds me of “The Grinch” that tried to steal Christmas. Despite his best efforts with no gifts or special feast, the city of Whoville sang to be heard in the mountains. This is when the Grinch finally realizes that Christmas still came and it changed his heart.
    While the story does not depict the truth as we know it, these difficult times are an opportunity to help others to see the truth. Our voices can and should still be heard in praises of what our Lord has done for us. Merry Christmas!

  2. br_admin says:

    Great insight! thanks for reading the blog.

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