The Faith-Based Community Taking Action in Oklahoma
It was Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll, who said: "A little less talk and a little more action."
It was James, a disciple of the King of Kings, who said: "If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself." (James 2:15-17)
With all the pain and suffering in Oklahoma, we can see the body of Christ taking action with swiftness and in ways that our federal government can never seem to do. It was even noted by Harry Smith on NBC news yesterday. Check out this short clip...
I'm proud of what the church does to step into moments of need like this. Pray that the rescue personnel and all the support people on the ground are encouraged in their work. Be sure to discuss with your kids what it looks like to both pray for those in need AND to respond with action that truly meets needs.