"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life." 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Over the past few days, we have seen so much rain and so much flooding. We have seen people hurting. We have seen people lose so much. However, today we are seeing the sun shine through the clouds. And now, we are seeing the Son shine through His people! All over our area, we are seeing men and women and boys and girls WORKING TOGETHER to help one another. Churches, businesses, schools, and individuals are being generous, and they are sharing what they have with those who don't have what they need. Even those who are dealing with water in their homes are coming to give and to help others who are hurting. The Word of God truly is alive, and it is alive in His people! God is our hope! God's Word is our firm foundation! God is our light and our life! I pray that the Son will continue to shine in and through all of you who are putting your hope in God, who richly provides us with everything! I pray that those of you who hurting and are displaced because of the flood waters will find peace and comfort and strength today and in the days ahead. God loves you! God is with you! Believe it! Claim it! Live it!