Exodus 17:12-13 New International Version (NIV)
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekitearmy with the sword.
Moses grew tired....
A reminder that we need each other
The story continues as Moses grew tired and Aaron plus Hur held up his hands. One on each of Moses and that is called caring. Through the devastation of fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and the list goes on, GOD IS ABLE. I wrote my blog days ago on GOD IS ABLE. I had something on my mind and wanted you to agree with me on an unspoken thing. I can't tell you tonight, I might not have known the depth of that request. I never thought about fire destroying my daughter and son in laws house. They have 3 boys that have lost it all. A new beginning must start not only for them but many others.
Isaiah 43:19 New International Version (NIV)
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
HOW CAN I HELP ~
The one things I've notice through this fire, it has spread to so many towns. We can grow tired in smelling smoke or waiting to hear news of when it all stops. I want to remind you of Moses and how his friend were there. Look around you and see your friends around you. There is always someone we can reach out to in life. Even a stranger will listen and care, because I have experienced it in the last few days.
Let us hold on to Isaiah 43:19 ~ SEE I AM DOING A NEW THING
Encouraging someone can be hard at times. When it's you loosing your house, emotions run high. I feel to pray now: God, we know that you are able to stop these fires. We are agreeing now that you are able and this crazy fire will stop. Help people who are in shelters tonight and may cry as they go to sleep. Maybe a million questions just run through a mind and they just need peace. I am not able to make someone else peace but I am able to encourage someone and hold their hands up.
I am so grateful for all the first responders to emergency, caring hearts from strangers and family that pulls together. One life makes a difference and your choices are so important too. If it feel strange or you don't have words share, you can always say this: I don't know what to say but I care.
I care you about you today readers of my blog. Some are going through extremely hard things and others are extremely happy. No matter what, God has us in different seasons of life and some the same season. We are joined together by words, love and God. I write from the middle of my heart and I care. I don't need to know your today, because God does. Although, you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want and I'll write back.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.