My friend Bill is part of a group of older Christian men who go into areas after disasters and help folks. The hurricane season began in August with Laura and has kept them busy nonstop.
They might remove mud from homes or remove broken tree branches. Most importantly, they see this as an opportunity to share Christ with devastated home owners and their neighbors. He’s sure to tell them that even though bad things happen, God loves them and wants to help them get through the mess.
One young man wasn’t a believer when they arrived. He admitted that he’d never given much thought to end of life issues or that what he owned could possibly be destroyed. The hurricane changed all that! By the end of the week, he had prayed to give his life to Jesus, weeping with joy.
A man from Mexico sold everything, moved to Texas, bought some land and had started a church for fellow Spanish-speaking folks. The hurricane tore the roof off of the poorly constructed house they were using as a church. The team cleaned up the mess and came up with donations to help him get started again. He prayed for blessings on them.
A recently retired Christian high school football coach was devastated when a tree fell, puncturing the roof of his house and knocking down his carport. He was overwhelmed with appreciation for the team’s help, both physical and spiritual.
Bill asks for prayers to get through the next few weeks. Hurricane Sally has done most of its damage and now Beta is gaining strength. Outside temperatures have been in the high 90s and they need supernatural help. “We don’t always have the blessing of leading someone to Christ. Yet we know seeds are planted. God never promised us closure on the work we do, but He loves us enough to allow us to see some of the results.”
- Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:6
- not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:4
THE WELL OF DESPAIR – Lyrics by Liana Wendy Howarth; Music by Kathleen
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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