I was reminded of how tentative our personal plans can be in light of the approaching hurricane. All too often we take it for granted that our lives are secure, and that we are in control. This is not the case – We have what God gives us!
This was my first experience with the power of a hurricane. Albeit, in the grand scale it was relatively easy on me. Others did not fare so well; so MANY people lost their homes and possessions from water damage and trees falling on and destroying them. It could just as easily have happened to me. (There, but for the Grace of God…) I was so thankful that I was spared more serious hardship, and my heart poured out for those that were not so fortunate.
Our team re-directed the mission focus quickly, to one of serving those in the Savannah, GA area that were affected by the storm. This act of love and compassion for others in need was a wonderfully beautiful experienced for me – one that I hope to repeat often in the years ahead of me.
I was also on the receiving end when the team turned its attention to my family in assisting me with packing my HHG for our move to our new home. I and my family are so thankful, and humbled for the compassion the mission team poured out on us. I personally feel so blessed to be a part of Compassion Christian Church- for the opportunity to further develop my relationship with Jesus, to be amongst so many wonderful like-minded Christians and, to have so many opportunities to serve my community in a Christian-oriented way.
• Seeing the wonderful way we humans come together to show love and compassion in times of need.
• Feeling so wonderfully good/ peaceful/ happy inside to be able to – and actually helping others.
• Feeling so humble and grateful for the unsolicited help I received from the team.
• Being reminded again that I’M-NOT-REALLY-IN-CHARGE!