Blog Entry

Helping one another

by Rev. Rick Pursley

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” 1 Peter 3:8

Living in a rural State may not provide us with some of the benefits that more populated States enjoy. The one thing we do have that I would be willing to put up against any other State is compassion for our neighbor.  

As we have experienced storm after storm recently, we have witnessed widespread power outages, storm damage to property etc…. It is times like this that we shine.  

During the flood of 2016, countless church groups came into our neighborhood, looking for anyway that they could help.  It wasn’t just local churches, but from all over the nation.

Nobody is immune from the storms of life that strike unexpectedly.  Whether it is a storm of nature, the loss of a loved one, or some other tragedy, we as Christians need to be ready to step up and offer whatever assistance that we can. 

We are seeing during these tough economic times that more and more families are struggling to make ends meet. Each of us need to pray about this and ask ourselves, what can we do to help our neighbor. We should never forget, one day, we will be the one in need of the compassionate acts from others.