[bl]H[/bl]is predictions were wrong. No one was left behind because we all remain. Remain to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. And even though the world didn’t end for all people, it has for some. Tornadoes touched, and the whole world of a city lies in ruin. What’s left behind is rubble, death, loss.
A gun shot in Texas buried the world of a family and what’s left behind is grief, emptiness, and unending questions of sorrow. And we can only hope in confidence that God will rapture the hearts of those hurting. That he will take them to a place of healing, restoration.
Everyday the world ends. Somewhere, for someone. This broken reality is what calls those who believe in redemption to leave their places of comfort. To reject complacency of faith and make ourselves available for more responsibility. To the hurting, the orphaned, the widowed, those in need. The way God heals and restores is through our hands and feet and mouth. We are his body. We are needed in his mission to redeem his broken creation.
Are you available?
Give. Send. Write. Go. Love. Help. Call. Adopt. Cook. Share. Listen. Encourage. Pray. Provide. There is so much to do in this world that hasn’t ended yet.
The need is all around us.
Be an environment of grace to someone. Today.