The nation’s media did a great job ignoring President Trumps call for a National Day of Prayer in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Why should Hurricane Irma be any different?
Once more, the media fails to mention that when President Trump and his cabinet convened at Camp David to discuss Irma, they were led by Vice President Mike Pence in prayer.
This unification of a governing body in prayer goes unnoticed and unreported.
Trump and his staff know that Harvey and Irma are a one-two punch that needs divine intervention for our country to bounce back from such devastation.
And the protection of all those who find themselves in the wake of these two huge tropical storms.
Christians can take heart in the fact their national leaders seek God’s guidance and wisdom through prayer.
James 1:5 says…
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Proverbs 1:7 tells us:
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
You probably don’t know this, because it’s largely under the radar.
But through two hurricanes, the gospel is being proclaimed and spread … on TV, radio, Facebook, Twitter, newspapers.
The love of Jesus is being glorified and magnified.
The crisis has galvanized and united our country, except those in the liberal media.
With both Florida and Texas, and other states recovering, we need to:
- To help
- To mobilize
This is where good people, churches, charitable groups and Christians come together to aid those in the devastated regions.
Much of the one-on-one, hand-in-hand work comes from the “independent sector” – men and women helping one another.
It’s the American spirit that Alexis de Tocqueville, a French diplomat and student of American democracy, wrote about when he said:
“Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
This is where Samaritan’s Purse, the Salvation Army and other Christian groups, and churches have rolled up their sleeves and went to work in Texas.
The highly ranked Samaritan’s Purse (it scores 96 out of 100 on Charity Navigator, including 100% on accountability and transparency) provides not only spiritual aid, but physical aid to those affected by disaster around the world.
Watch this powerful 1-minute video on how Samaritan’s Purse is responding to Irma.
What you can do:
- Please pray for the people and the relief workers that they be safe.
- If you can travel to Florida and volunteer to help first-responders.
- Donate relief packages through the Red Cross and other agencies.
- Donate to Samaritan’s Purse by CLICKING HERE:
- Your church can partner with other churches and ministries on the front lines.
- Prepare! A disaster can hit anywhere, anytime, so be prepared with essentials such as flashlights, batteries, radio, clothing, food and water.
What we are watching unfold is the best of America in the worst of times.
CLICK HERE to read about Trump’s proclaiming a National Day of Prayer.
Watch a 4-minute video of Trump and his cabinet meeting at Camp David in response to Hurricane Irma.
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