Author: Sarah Rexford
Hurricane Harvey swept through with devastating winds and rains. Countless have been affected…and are now trying to rebuild what remains of their lives.
Materially, many are devastated.
What some have lost – homes, family, livelihood – is unimaginable. For those of us who were not directly affected by the hurricane, it seems easy to forget and move on.
Take our children through their first week of school.
Have that meeting.
Go to work.
And none of the above is bad. But we should not forget what some are still suffering.
We have been given much.
Much is expected from us.
C.S. Lewis is quoted as saying, “Like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea… We are far too easily pleased.”
Too easily pleased? Some have just lost their homes.
Yes, but sometimes we are easily pleased in the sense that we have our lives, and we are satisfied to live them, untouched by the pain around us. Seeing pain is a blessing, because in pain we see the work of Jesus Christ.
In the midst of devastating chaos we see the peace of the Creator.
Through broken lives we see the healing of God.
Without pain it is sometimes hard to see the love of God.
A love which we are called to share.
Even in the wake of a hurricane we can reach out to those around us and offer help, coming alongside them and bringing aid
and in prayer.
We are called to follow in the footsteps of the greatest servant who ever lived. This starts with us responding in sacrifice.
In pain we see Jesus.
In devastation are given a chance to respond to our calling.
Through service we can bring light to the world.
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