It goes without saying that this season has proven difficult and painful for our city, and we know that for so many in our communities, the difficulty and pain is just beginning. As the waters continue to recede, the battle of recovery continues.
We have been encouraged by the response of not only our church family but of the church community throughout the Houston area. The members of God's family continue to shine brightly in an otherwise dark time.
In his letter to the Galatian church, Paul instructs Christians to "bear one another's burdens" (Galatians 6:2), and bearing the burdens of other's necessarily means taking on burdens ourselves. Many of us are blessed to be largely unaffected by the damage Hurricane Harvey brought upon our city, and that simply means that we have an even greater opportunity and responsibility to come alongside those who were not as fortunate.
We are coordinating with other churches and teams with regard to on-going recovery and repair projects, but one of the easiest and simplest ways to make a tangible difference is to make a financial contribution to our Harvey Relief Fund.
As a church, we have set up a specific fund for relief and recovery efforts. All donations made to this fund will go directly to serving and resourcing people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
To make a donation, click the button below and select "Harvey Relief" on the fund menu.
Also, let's remember to pray.
We must remember that all of our efforts are ultimately driven by the power of God's Spirit and his sovereign hand that guides and works all things together for our good and his glory (Romans 8:28). So let's be committed to prayer—committed to praying both for those who are suffering and for those who are serving.
So let's pray that God would comfort, that he would provide, and that he would do a great work in this city, that our joy might be more complete and his name be lifted high.
Thank you, all, for being a part of what God is doing here in Houston. Let's not miss an opportunity to represent Christ and see God's Kingdom come and his will be done, "on Earth as it is in Heaven" (Matthew 6:10).