The Hill fire and the Woolsey fire in southern California have significantly impacted our family so my post today will be brief, and I will take a break from blogging until December.
In the midst of unspeakable, ongoing destruction and loss, I think of Mr. Rodgers’ mother. She told him that when sad things happen, look around for the helpers. You can always see helpers, she said.
That’s what the Bible teaches us—to be “helpers” by feeding the hungry, providing drinks for the thirsty, welcoming strangers who need shelter, giving clothes to those who need them, and caring for the sick. (See Isaiah 58:7 and Matthew 25:34-40.)
During these exhausting, frightening days of fire,
my family has witnessed countless acts of kindness and generosity.
Those people are living, breathing, hugging, smiling helpers,
real people God is using
to answer thousands of prayers.
May God bless them all!
See you in December.
In the meantime, enjoy writing your memoir!