by Meg@bluffparkbaptist.org | Thursday, September 7, 2017
The weekend of August 26 hurricane Harvey blasted the coast of Texas and the following rains caused flooding that was un-believable. The devastation on the beaches and the rising waters in major cities has changed the lives of countless thousands of people. For many it will take years to rebuild; others have lost everything and will never fully recover. Like hurricane Katrina 12 years ago, we have seen the fury of nature.
I want to make 2 points here. First, God is still on His throne. Yes, we are left to wonder why tragedy strikes and why good people suffer. But God has always promised to bring us through the worst times of our lives. A lot of people are about to find out that when all they have is God, He is enough. The Lord is going to work in many ways and by many methods during this tragedy.
Secondly, we will be the hands of God and the voice of God in the aftermath of this event. The Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams are already at several of the affected areas. They will provide hot meals, warm showers, and needed supplies along with spiritual counseling. This ministry is made possible by our gifts to the church that is then funneled to the Cooperative program and the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. We will also be passing on additional ways we can give to those directly affected.
In the meantime, continue to fervently pray for the victims of hurricane Harvey. Pray that they receive the help and spiritual counseling they need. Pray for those who are there ministering. Continue to pray that the Lord will open eyes and hearts so that those suffering can find a measure of relief and, who knows, maybe a renewed relationship with God. He can and will work in wonderful ways in such dark times.