Last week, we finished the sermon series “Better Together”. There were a lot of good points and my favorite sermon video was one about the things you can’t do by yourself like trying to water sky, or moving furniture, or having a party alone. We learned that it’s the same with our Spiritual journey. We need family, friends, or a small group to help us grow and withstand the storms of life. Pastor Steve used the example of how Redwood trees in California withstand storms even though they have a shallow root system. They grow for hundreds of years because they rely on each other. Their roots are intertwined and they hold each other up during the storms.
As I reflect about the earthquake in Haiti, it makes me think about all the organizations that help with the relief effort. Pastor Steve talked in one sermon about how our church sent health relief kits. Packages of needed items the people of Haiti can use. Thousands of dollars have also been given for Haiti to aid in disaster relief and the money is still coming in. It seems to me that God’s church is a great resource for quickly moving into action and making things happen when people are in need. Thank God that He blesses all His churches throughout the world and gives favor to them so they can help people in their time of need.