When it Rains…

If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
1 John 3:17

Sunday morning our class was praying for the flood victims. And I was convicted that it’s one thing to pray that God would comfort those who suffered loss in the floods, any yet another to “put feet to it” and do something concrete to help.

It’s not a good time. I have 2 in college (again!), and just completed a remodel that drained the free cash. But we are warm, dry, and well fed. I’m sure it’s not a good time for those suffering from the rains, either. How can I sit in luxury and not have compassion on those who have lost so much?

If you would like to join me in helping the hurting, consider The Salvation Army, LifeBridge Church, or The Red Cross. Or, if you know someone affected by the rains/floods, be bold and give directly to them. As James said,

Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
James 2:16-17