I remember watching several documentaries or reading personal accounts or was told by eyewitnesses of the people that were rescued from devastating hurricanes.

I remember watching several documentaries or reading personal accounts or was told by eyewitnesses of the people that were rescued from devastating hurricanes. I think it is very hard to understand what someone is going through unless it has happened to you. Thousands of people were able to get away or get to safety. Some on their own and others with a lot of help. Many were taken to shelters, homes, churches or benevolent facilities. Many were thankful and very appreciative for what was done for them or for the attempts that were made to help. But that was not the case for all.

I have heard of accounts where those helped became drunk, disorderly and insulted or abused the people trying to help. They also trashed (destroyed) the places where they were staying and some so bad they could not use the facilities any more. Those two and totally different responses reminds me of something the Bible.

First, the Bible says God loves us very much, (Romans 5:8). Second, He has provided a way of helping us, (John 3:16, 1 John 4:10, 19). Just as many did not respond to the help offered or they abused that help. We might be responding to God the same way. The Bible is very clear that there are those who will obey God and do good and those who will do evil and not obey, (Revelation 22:11 &12). See you in church next Sunday. Brother J