Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: Truganini, The Last Of Her Kind

Posted: March 12, 2015 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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Elijah replied, ‘I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But…I am the only one left…'” (1 Kings‬ ‭19‬:‭10‬ NLT)

Truganini was reportedly the last full-blooded Aboriginal Tasmanian. Her people, who had inhabited the island of Tasmania for years, were almost completely decimated by the Black War, a prolonged conflict between them and newly arrived European settlers, as well as the diseases brought by the settlers. After resorting to crime to get by, the remaining Tasmanians, around 200, were exiled to nearby Flinders Island, where they all eventually died out, with Truganini being the last. 

Elijah had been pretty busy, defeating Baal’s priests & praying in the drought-relieving rain. But now in a moment of discouragement, running from the wicked Jezebel, Elijah is alone and believes there are no other faithful believers. This is a place we wind up in too. But you are not alone! The importance of Church is so believers can know that they aren’t alone. You have siblings in the faith, those that would care deeply for you and help when in need. 

If you don’t have a home church, ask God to help you find one. None are perfect, but God will help you find a special group that will encourage you along your journey. You are loved and not alone! Find your place of fellowship!

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