On this anniversary of 9/11, we recognize that we face disasters both natural and human-made. First responders are out providing hurricane relief and rescues. Everyday people in affected areas are reaching out to help one another. Those of us at a geographical distance give and pray for ongoing strength and resilience.
As Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” With each of us doing our part—our “little bit of good”—all of these parts can come together to make a big difference.
Wherever we currently are in the world, there are people all around us who are experiencing challenges in one form or another. Ask God to show you who he has placed in your path today who needs a touch, a word of encouragement, a caring gesture. Sometimes we are not aware of the feelings of devastation right near us that may not be as visible.
Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the LORD, who has compassion on you. — Isaiah 54:10