This past week-end parts of American experienced many devastating tornadoes throughout a number of states. My home state, NC, and neighboring county, Bertie, was affected by tragedy with the loss of 12 lives, homes and property damage. When this happens in your own backyard so often we feel so helpless that we become helpless.
I myself felt helpless and overwhelmed as I looked and heard the news. I was given the opportunity to firsthand experience people helping people. It truly is a blessing to know that there are people who are willing to “put their hands to the plow”, to help the victims of this disaster. I saw men and women, from churches and surrounding counties and communities, coming to offer their assistance. One of the local churches, has offered their grounds and facilities, for the people who need meals, the donations, the Samaritan’s Purse trucks, etc. What a blessing!
When the church joins together with one another in unity we see Jesus. The Word Of God says, “and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” It was such a rewarding opportunity to not only see but be a part of rebuilding our community.
7 thoughts on “Helping Hands”
It’s times like these that the words of a wise man seems to be so healing. “There is a season for all things…”
So good to read and hear of the ‘feeling helpless’ transformed by the cooperaton of being helpful and the assisting so many in need after this tragedy. God bless, strengthen and care for each one during this time.
Sara, it’s true….that the words of a wise man (in Ecclesiastes) seem to be healing. And another old adage….A word to the wise is sufficient (to spur one on to achievement)
We are all able to help in some way. One of the ways our church helps in different parts of the world is to depart with our beloved monies. When we cant go others can with our finances. Samaritan Purse is the connection we use often to be part of the going. Also, we are part of Kingsway Felllowship International that keeps us going with the gospel and good deed.
I pray for the many families throughout the South that have lost loved ones. Families without homes and business. O lord have mercy.
Yesterday was a terrible day for our nation with tornadoes. O how we need many helping hands.
I Praise God, as I just heard on the news that an elderly man was just rescued alive in the area where a tornado struck in Virginia. We thank God for His mercy, the helping hands of God’s people, Samaritan’s Purse and for the people who leave the comforts of home and hearth to go into critical zones to help those who have been afflicted.
May those kind souls who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ but whose hearts are open to help their fellow man, will open their hearts even more to the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the greatest Helping Hands of all Who rescued mankind from sin.
I join my prayers also for those suffering from the terrible tornadoes and ask the Lord to comfort them and strengthen and provide for all who are helping others get through this and begin to rebuild.