“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” James 6:10
Much like so many, if not all of you, I have spent a lot of time in reflection and prayer this week. Largely this has been due to the tragic disaster we have all seen unfold over the coast and surrounding areas of Texas. The loss of human lives, animals and property has been catastrophic. I doubt there is a single one of us that doesn’t have family or friends that are being directly affected by this terrible storm. If not directly family or friends we have been concerned with the suffering of our fellow man during this time. We have all worried about the well being of these people and many have attempted to help in any way they can. This help and compassion has come through the donation of time or money, by sending items in dire need or most importantly through the supernatural power of prayer. All of these are examples of our care, concern and love.
Our desire to help and love others in need is a wonderful expression of the love that Christ shows us. As we demonstrate this love what greater comfort could we ever have or hope for than the very fact that He see and will not forget what we have done? This is far different than when we repent for our sins and God blots out our transgressions and will remember them no more. So knowing the fact that He will not remember our atoned sins but will instead not forget the love we show others I will strive to choose love.
Prayerfully, as this catastrophic disaster rages on from what now seems like only the beginning, I urge us all to love people. Through any means possible we should all reach out in prayer, comfort and support of those affected by this storm and so many other storms of life. Lending any hand we are able to we show the love Christ has for us all while knowing that He is just and will not forget.
Photograph by: Milada Vigerova