Monday, March 28, 2011

Search And Rescue

Search And Rescue

We have all been watching the horrible events unfold in Japan over the last few weeks. From the moments of the earthquake, the incredible and shocking videos of the tsunami, to the photos of the aftermath during search and rescue, we have been overwhelmed by images. We see hurt people, a devastated nation, and more importantly, we see an international response. People are doing what they can to help.

This search and rescue is something that is hardwired into us. We know that when someone is hurting and we have the ability to help them, then we should. But there are a couple of things that we need to deal with.

First of all, we have to open up our eyes to see the facts. People are hurting. The world is fallen. People suffer. People are persecuted. People are oppressed. People are hungry. People are dying. People need help. People need help. People need help.

And we can help them. I will write more about this next blog, but for now, let me put a cool video up for you to watch. Denise showed this at our banquet. She pointed out that the man wanted something that he thought Jesus could not give, and Jesus wanted what the man would not give.

I love the opening verse. The song and lyrics are by Derek Webb.