Christ's Love Reaches Even In Typhoon Floods

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works AND GIVE GLORY TO YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN." (Matthew 5:16) 

Typhoons have ravaged the Philippines in ways that has put this country on the map. Not a great way to gain recognition; but yes, we have had our taste of natures' so-called 'wrath'.  But in the midst of it all, God has blessed the Filipinos with the gift of resilience. To quote an online newsclip, "When the world looks at the Philippines, they won't just remember the worst typhoon to hit the earth---they will recall how strong Filipinos are, too." 
 
Those who suffer loss and grief all need a glimpse, a taste, an encounter with God especially during times like these where all we see is hopelessness and despair. That is why Jesus commanded us to be salt and light. "You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world...be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God." (Matthew 5:13-16, MSG) 
 
With this embedded in the hearts of volunteers, members from the church organized a rescue team to reach out to families who have been ravaged by the storm.  Through networking, the Primary leaders contacted their down-line who contacted their respective down-line, and pretty soon a short-list of the most needy families was identified.
 
The message of God's love made its way through strong winds and knee-deep murky waters. One mother exclaimed that it was more than enough to know that they were remembered. She did not even care about the food that was brought for them. What mattered was that she knew that God had not forgotten them. 
 
God's love can permeate through the hearts of men, and become truly inspiring to others.  It's true what Jesus said. REAL FOOD is in doing the Father's will. (John 4:34) Seeing these people overwhelmed and in tears because they realize that there is a God, will continue to be a driving force to keep overflowing the benefits of having a relationship with Him. 
To the ends of the earth
"Kayo po ang unang-unang dumalaw sa amin. Natutuwa po ako na hindi niyo kami nalilimutan." ("You are the first people to come and check our situation. I'm so overwhelmed that you have not forgotten us." )
Sometimes, all they need is a comforting touch.
Let the people know that Jesus loves them. 
"By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." (Mt. 5:13-16, MSG) 
The message of God's love made its way through strong winds and knee-deep murky waters.

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