Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
~ I Corinthians 15:58
For those of us who live in the Houston Metro Area, we can declare that we have just lived through a catastrophic event. There's something to be said about having over 6 million people experience something like a flood together.
As we watch neighbor helping neighbor as entire communities respond to the flood waters, there is a tremendous sense of community being felt and seen.
Years ago there was a man who walked among people and performed various miracles. He walked on water and calmed the seas. He was publicly executed and then a few days later rose from the dead. He was then among his followers and continued to teach and prepare people for what was to become a new way of life.
When I see communities like Houston respond in a united way, it makes me begin to wonder how different the world would be if we all were to react to what Christ was attempting to promote during his years on earth, and even today, as Christ continues to seek refuge within the hearts of humanity.
While some of the images and the reality of what has happened is very tragic, the presence of the living God becomes overwhelming and by the grace of God, that is what we are all beginning to see!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams
Dear Lord, as the waters began to overcome the banks of bayous in our city, may it be also with Your love for one another. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.