Trust in the LORD and do good;
—from Psalm 37:3
It seems to always be this way.
When there is a natural disaster of some kind–hurricane, tornado, earthquake, snowstorm–people start taking care of each other’s needs.
Often strangers begin taking care of one another.
There seems to be a sense of belonging and responsibility that comes upon a community, bringing out a shared concern.
A willingness to give.
A generous spirit.
Today (which is the day after Hurricane Irma) I have heard of more than one family cooking food and making an open invitation to others to come.
Groups of people with chainsaws and tools have been going around assisting with the removal of toppled trees and other debris after the storm.
Someone made a large amount of coffee and started bringing it to different neighborhoods.
Wheelbarrows with limbs and sticks were carted to the road.
People are offering to help in lots of ways and this will continue for quite some time.
In Psalm 37:3 we are told to trust in the LORD and to do good.
In times like these, that is exactly what we need to do:
- Trust in the LORD.
- Do good.