Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Hurting Far and Near

It's so hard to know what to do or say when there are so many who have lost so much.
Life has always had times like these.
I have been thinking of King Herod and the drecree to send soldiers
into the land to kill countless babies who would never grow to be men.
God was present then just as He is now.
He is comforting. He is grieving.
His love doesn't change and His power
has not been diminished. To go on, it helps to know this.
To know HIM.
It's easy to feel helpless when those hurting are so far away.
But every day, the hurting are close.
We can pray for those who are far away. Our hands
and hearts can reach those who need to feel loved.
Our hearts will lead us to those who need us.
 A hug~
A helping hand~
Words of encouragement~
A visit~
A ride somewhere~
A heart that truly listens~
A meal~ 
Financial assistance~
A call~
A card~
Our heartfelt prayers go out to those who have lost and grieve.
It is difficult to be comforted when there is such loss.
But knowing that there are those who care strengthens somehow.
Life is good..... most of the time.
But let us always remember the hurting far and near.

1 comment:

Jeff LeFevre said...

An excellent response to the recent tragedy. I can think of no greater way to honor the memory of those precious children than to give to those who are hurting around us in ways such as you have mentioned. Thank You for your thoughts.Great post!!