As most of the Southeast is trying to recover from the recent storms, I find myself thinking about how awesome it is that God can take something as tragic as these storms and turn it into a perfect example of the Body of Christ at work. We hear stories of churches helping out people in their communities. We heard about how the Vineyard Church in Tuscaloosa was one of the first groups set up in Tuscaloosa to hand out food and water to those in need. I have read quite a bit about what Samaritan’s Purse is doing in Japan, New Zealand, and the Southeast in wake of these recent disasters. We hear so many stories of people laying down their selfish ambitions to help out those in need.
Isn’t it incredible to see God’s Church coming together and uniting to help others? Is this not what the Body of Christ is made to do? We, as believers, are to be God’s hands and feet. What an awesome ministry opportunity to be able to help those in physical need while also having the perfect opportunity to pour into their lives spiritually as well. In John 13:35, the Bible says, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
I pray that we, as Christians, could unite under the banner of love and help those in need whether it is because of a natural disaster or some unfortunate turn of events. It is hard to look back over my life and see all of the opportunities that I missed to minister because I was too busy looking out for myself. I challenge you to pray that God would open your eyes to those who are in need all around us and give us opportunities to minister to them in their time of need. My Savior came to this Earth to serve, and He expects nothing less of us.