After the storm God will take care of you
By GARY ANDREWS
Editor and Publisher
Over the past ten years my wife and I have been through two disastrous tornadoes. The deadly storms created havoc with entire neighborhoods and took several lives.
In the aftermath of each one I was very pleased to see the response of people throughout the town. People from several states came to help, some as far away as the Great Lakes region.
The nature of American people is good. The reaction of these people have helped untold thousands that have gone through destruction. They brought food, water, and other necessities of life, but most of all they brought brotherly and unconditional love to the ones that were hurting.
The Bible tells us to be accountable to Christian brothers. Philippians 2:4 says, “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
On both occasions I witnessed many students, both in high school and college, come to the aid of their fellowman with clean-up crews. These kids wanted to help in someway and after all of the emergency personnel had completed their jobs then these young people jumped in and worked very hard to alleviate some of the pressures and the pain that these tornado victims were going through.
God is good! His people are wonderful people and willing to help in any way they can. There have been countless others that have contributed monetarily because they were physically unable to work or couldn’t leave their jobs to come and help. People from all over the Unites States have called and/or sent money to help in the clean-up and rebuilding of these devastated areas.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 sums up the actions of these people as it says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.”
When we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior He will take care and provide for us. Even the ones who don’t know Him personally have been helped by the ones that do and maybe their Christian views have shown what God can do for everyone.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for being a great God and taking care of our needs. Even in the times of disasters you have always been there for us and provided for us. Amen.
(Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Romans 12:9-13; Monday - 1 Corinthians 12:26; Tuesday - Proverbs 18:24; Wednesday - John 13:34-35; Thursday - Isaiah 32:17; Friday - Philippians 4:10-20; Saturday - James 5:7-20.)A096-10
Last Updated (Friday, 04 June 2010 14:27)