It’s amazing how people come together to help each other. Even in times of mass destruction, devastated themselves by the fires, people reach out and offer help. This morning, my phone rang early.
A friend said, “Hey, I’m going to go pick up a load of groceries and take them down to the people that are displaced by the fire, do you know where I can take them?”
Within about thirty minutes I was calling him back. He’d told a clerk at the store what he was there doing… The clerk announced over the intercom that a customer was taking a load of groceries to fire victims. By the time he got back to the front of the store there were three carts FILLED Up with purchased groceries to be taken to the Springs. He car was loaded completely with groceries. They were delivered about two hours later, and people were being fed by the love of other people who just wanted to help out.
I want to help.
I can’t count the number of private messages I’ve received from people outside the area who say, “What can we do to help?”
I don’t know, but I’m willing to find out. I’ve been on the phone most of the morning, looking for ways people can help out. Finding people who need help, and locating them in housing, or with food, or clothing for those who had to leave without packing.
Out of the ashes comes the phoenix… people helping people in my beloved Colorado, even in the devastation of our precious mountains, the people reach out in love.
God will restore the magnificence of the mountains, nature and the grandeur of our Colorado Eden. Meanwhile, people are reaching out and holding hands, helping others, doing what people do in times of crisis.
Lord, we pray you’ll find ways to bless us through this crisis, and remind us that you’re there, even through the devastation. Thank you Lord for the opportunity to help others. Jan