I’ve been thinking a lot about the people of Texas…and how often I take things for granted. They say that you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone–and I think that that’s true. The people of Texas are in need of the basic necessities that most of of time we take for granted.
- Clean clothes
- A hot meal
- Fresh drinking water
- A safe place to stay
How often is it that we don’t have clean clothes? We may say that we have nothing to wear, but is that really true? Sure, our favorite outfits may be in the laundry pile but is that really all we have? I know for some people this may be true, but most of us (myself included) have closets and draws filled with clean clothes. It’s so easy to wash laundry now-a-days. It used to be a project that took all day, and now we just have to dump some soap in the washer with the clothes and press a button. Presto! Clean clothes!
We often don’t think about the water that we drink do we? I know I don’t (unless the power is out!). We just go to the faucet and turn the knob and just like that there’s clean water that we can drink, cook with, and clean with.
This weekend is a long weekend for many of us. We usually use the weekend to squish in that last bit of Summer. Take that last vacation or just take it easy out back and grill some good food. Others get together with family and have a picnic.
This weekend the people of Texas Affected by Hurricane Harvey are going to be figuring out what to do now. They have lost almost everything and are just trying to survive the day and pick up the pieces. They won’t be taking that one last vacation, grilling out or going to that family picnic.
So, as we go about our Labor Day festivities this weekend let’s remember the people of Texas and thank God for even the smallest of blessings that He puts in our path.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
Until next time,