Because the private precedes the public.
I had to compress and strategically package the items properly in order for them to fit into a bag. Have you ever packed a bag and you had so much stuffs to put in it?
As Abraham is the foreshadowing of being accepted into God by Faith alone and not by works, it is the same way the circumcision of then is a foreshadowing of how God now seeks to seperate His chosen ones from the rest of the world by performing a circumcision not made by human hands on the foreskin of our hearts.
The Saint should not just think what will be will be, but rather, he must by the conviction in his heart, total obedience and compliance to the Faith
How then can we become prepared in light of this present distress?