With trees and power lines down all around town, I am one of the fortunate few in NJ who has both power and Internet. And as the news and pictures from the Jersey shore and NYC kept coming in yesterday my heart breaks for those who have lost so much more than that. Hurricane Sandy made its way through the Caribbean, up the eastern seaboard, completely pummeled NJ and NYC and continues to wreak havoc inland with wind, rain and snow.
It’s times like these when people from all walks of life pull together to deal with disaster.
To those who would like to lend a hand in support of the victims of Sandy, here are some good organizations providing relief:
As we support those affected by this disaster, through praying, volunteering, donating and more, let’s remember the words of Jesus:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
– Matthew 25:35-40 KJV