Disaster Relief

Jason and I had the honor a few years ago to work with the Salvation Army in Greensburg Kansas after the F5 tornado ripped their town apart. When I say apart...I mean A PART! We have a heart for really wanting to be in the thick of it helping, but right now that is not a possibility for us. Jason was reading their website today and this picture is on the front page and I wanted to share it with you: 

Roads of devastation. It is such a sobering thing to see and it puts your world into quick perspective. But sometimes our lives feel like natural disasters. Sometimes we feel like every direction we turn there is a problem or one other thing that is falling apart. Our marriage. Our kids out of control. The church we attend is doing more harm to it's members than good. Our friends are toxic. The list could go on and on and leave us feeling like we don't have much left. 

I love the caption the Salvation Army put here: We combat natural disasters with acts of God. If this were a picture of my life, I think I would want the caption to say: He combats my life with acts of grace. 

Is your life in ruins today? Would it be nice to get some rescue work in your world? Numbers 10:9 God is talking to Moses and He says: When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the LORD your God and rescued from your enemies.

Go into battle today confident that God is ready to rescue you! Luckily for us, we don't have to carry a trumpet around and freak our co-workers out when we give out a big 'ol blast! Call on your God to rescue you! 

Psalm 145:17-19
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways
       and loving toward all he has made.

 18 The LORD is near to all who call on him,
       to all who call on him in truth.

 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
       he hears their cry and saves them.


*Erica* said...

Thanks for this post. We are involved in a business thing and I really needed to read this today.

Linda said...

I'm with Erica! This business thing is driving me nuts. I love you tons. Mom

A Skin Bag for Jesus! said...

"If this were a picture of my life, I think I would want the caption to say: He combats my life with acts of grace."

Wow, girl! I love that! Me too! Ditto here!

I guess I don't have the picture with the caption that says, but still, indeed, God constantly and consistently and continually combats my life with acts of grace.

I so love that, Sara! Wonderfully said!