9/1/2005

New Orleans (and surrounding areas)

Filed under: — joe @ 6:04 pm

I’ve been watching the news off and on for the last couple of days and it’s just heart breaking to see the effects of hurricane Katrina. I saw a man with his two kids talking about how his wife was lost in the flooding and he just looked devasted and lost. There was so much sadness in his eyes it was almost too much to bear. There is much grieving and prayer to be done over the weeks and months to come.

At the same time, man’s sinful nature is on full display with the ridiculous looting (of plasma tv’s?!), murdering and other horrible acts that have happened. How God can be so long suffering with us is mind boggling to me… and yet He is.

This is definitely a time for us as Christians and the Church to stand up and help in any way that we can. There are many groups that we can send money and supplies to so please look into how you can help out (Either through your church, denomination, etc). Most importantly though, be in prayer for those who are suffering, confused and lost. May we all find hope in a sovereign God who works all things for His glory.

Grace and peace
Joe

3 Responses to “New Orleans (and surrounding areas)”

  1. Katherine Says:

    Amen, Joe. My heart is breaking for these people, too.

  2. megan Says:

    dude, what is UP with the looting? i mean, where are you GOING with all that crap people?! it’s not like you can PLUG THOSE TVS in and use them?! i’m so confused.

    but yes, heartbreaking. i can’t even watch the news about it anymore. it just makes me sob. seriously.

  3. Katherine Says:

    GREAT SHOW LAST NIGHT!!

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