18 September 2008


Floodwaters from Hurricane Ike in Orange, TX (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)

Words just escape me at the moment.

My heart is pulled in so many directions.

I sit here in my office on a beautiful Fall day reading an email about a sale at an online store I frequent and thinking about renovations to my own house, while other folks are just beginning the long process of rebuilding their lives some 1,400 miles away in hurricane-stricken parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast.

I've never really gotten involved in the politics that are a church denomination, but I must say that I see the work of God being done in the ministry of the EFCA's Crisis Response. The members of this ministry are sharing on-the-ground updates on their blog.

We must read these stories of basic survival in the aftermath of a storm like this.

We must come alongside and share the burden of these people.

We must be moved to action.

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