(August 27) The Blessing of Preparation

"The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing." Proverbs 20:4

Years ago my doctor wanted me to have an MRI. I am fairly claustrophobic and was not looking forward to being confined to "the tube" at all. After fretting the entire evening before, I arrived at the office to have it done. The lady running the machine, seeing I was obviously nervous, said something like, "There's medicine that will help you not be so anxious on an occasion like this." I excitedly replied, "Yes! I want it. Let's do that." Then, the hammer hit: "Well, we cannot do it now. You would have had to have already had it prescribed and taken it." NOT HELPFUL!