Friends, my verse and message this time is a little different. The only thing on my heart to share this week involves the devastating tornadoes that as of minutes ago had been recorded to have taken the lives of at least 248 people in the south which includes 162 lives in Alabama.
Millions were without power, although I had access to a generator and watched the storm coverage live via internet. Living in an area where we experience several tornado warnings each spring, it’s easy to take for granted all that we have when we witness the power and destruction that has taken place.
When businesses and homes have been flattened, debris has been carried from Tuscaloosa to Anniston and Trussville, when the lives of many are still unaccounted for….it’s all too familiar in this age of peril. HOWEVER… there is HOPE and that HOPE begins with a SAVIOR, Who’s Resurrection we celebrated this past weekend. Jesus Christ instructs us to love one another and to help others in need.
If you are reading this, you are alive, and you have been spared from these horrific events! Church of the Highlands is gathering people and resources to assist those affected by this disaster. If you have it on your heart to reach out and help in the relief effort for our community and state, please check out the following link:
2 Corinthians 9:12
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.