May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
who loved us
and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement
and good hope,
encourage your hearts
and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
(Once again, I did not look for this Scripture. It came to me on a day when “encouragement is definitely the word we need.)
I’ve see the television reports, looked at pictures on the internet, and talked with relatives who are trapped in upper levels of homes. It’s not happy, but it is real. Let’s offer words and actions to help those who need so much at this time. Let’s also remember that more than food, clothing, and shelter, people need Jesus. Let’s make sure we do our part to be “On Mission” right here. Some people/churches seem to have been busy doing so even while the first rain was falling, but many are lagging at this point. Let’s not waste this opportunity.
Bro. Don Meadows and The Lord’s Church will host a disaster relief meeting at 2 P.M. today. Be there to learn how you can help. In the meantime, you might want to gather some of these supplies: Diapers, Bottled Water, Food, Cleaning Supplies, Linens
Blankets, Paper products, Individual Bottles of Gatorade. You can deliver them to The Lord’s Church.
Pray for Martha and Joe Drago. He was admitted to Hood Memorial and transferred to North Oaks during the heavy rains we have had. Pray for them and others who are facing medical needs in addition to weather related needs.
Once again, remember our first responders, medical workers, electrical workers. telephone repairmen, etc. who have been out and working while most people have been home and dry.
Schools will be closed again Monday. I’m sure that will be the case in some neighboring parishes too. Stay updated!
Realize that even though the water in your area has receded, there may be road damage, trees down, etc. Take your time and be careful if you must get out.
Scripture Writing – John 15:1-4 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+15%3A1-4&version=NIV
Devotional, Scripture, and a Song
- “Your Father Knows” – http://odb.org/2016/08/14/your-father-knows/
- Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. ~Matthew 6:8~
- “I Know He Cares”
Reminder – This week we have a Third Thursday gathering at the cabin. I look forward to seeing many of you at 6:30 P.M.