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The Harvest is Plentiful

Luke 10:2

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

With all of the evacuations out of hurricane-affected areas, many people in the greater Houston area found themselves in a shelter with hundreds, if not thousands of others. In early August, none of them would have guessed they’d be sleeping on a cot, an air mattress, or even the floor before September arrived.

These people needed necessities. They were being given free room and board at the shelters. Meals were being donated by charities and random generous people. Having to swallow their pride is difficult for some, but necessary.

In their current circumstances, they still have major needs.

Among all the other needs, these people need comfort. It is difficult to have your normal life taken away by flooding and high winds. If we can give them something to bring a smile and help them not think about their stress and frustrations, we should do it.

How can you help them? Give with your prayers.

Most people accept prayer. Be bold. Ask someone if they’d like you to pray with them for God’s sustaining presence through all of the coming months of recovery. A lot of people will let you pray with them. Serious times require serious conversations about spiritual topics.

God’s love has been shared in all kinds of ways in shelters and in neighborhoods. Love comes to those in need in the form of food, blankets, medical attention, and prayers.

If you plan to donate to the organizations caring for those affected by the hurricanes, don’t forget to pray for the victims to reach out for and receive God’s comforting presence too. It doesn’t take much time to pray for, or even pray with, people to receive God’s wisdom and comfort.

Don’t overlook this time when many will be ready to receive Jesus as their Savior.

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