Forget an Ark

For those of you not experiencing the Colorado flooding, I’m sure you’ve seen pictures and video of the devastation here in Colorado. It is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. There is a massive amount of water everywhere. Roads are blocked due to water running over the roads. Destruction of property and loss of life has once again hit this beautiful state I call home.


Our local schools were closed yesterday and today due to the flooding, so we had the option of going into the church office or not. I went. I needed to make sure my new church family could depend upon me in time of trouble. It was good, but I soon found out that there wasn’t much to do, so I went home.


It’s what I encountered going home that hit me. There is a little creek between my house and the church and in those short three hours, it had become a raging river that overflowed its banks and flooded the entire area as far as the eye could see. As I drove a bit further, the water was flowing over the road, and I had to turn back.


I had to figure my best route by where rivers were. And since I hadn’t really paid attention to said rivers, it became more difficult than I thought. There were roads I traveled where debris covered the road. Clearly, at one point water had flowed over these roadways. I must admit, by the time I arrived home an hour later, I was thankful for the safety on my journey.


Our house is high enough that we should be fine, but I have several friends in the nearby town of Longmont whose homes are threatened or already affected.


My pastor and the man I am blessed to call “boss” wrote a beautiful email to our church family and I’d like to share a portion of it with you.


“This is our opportunity to be the church where we live. Although it isn’t safe to all load up and drive around town offering our help, we can walk across the street to help a neighbor. If you live in an area that has been affected, this is your opportunity to get to know and care about your neighbors.


It is amazing how much the message from last weekend and this weekend applies to what is going on in our community right now. Let’s get out there and live it in our neighborhoods over the next days and weeks!” (Shan Moyers, Lead Pastor, Rocky Mountain Christian Church)


This is the perfect opportunity for us to be Christ’s Church in our communities. As we are out there among our neighbors and friends, we can share God’s message of hope with those who are so affected by these floods. We can be Jesus’ hands as we help others up from a difficult situation. And here’s the thing. This is what we are supposed to be all the time!


Jesus spoke these words to a group of people on a hillside over 2,000 years ago. They are a message for us as well. “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16 – NIV)


This is what we are about. Glorifying God by what we do here on earth. I pray that today you will find someone who you can be a light to. It doesn’t have to be in this flooded area of Colorado. It can be in your own neighborhood in your own community. Maybe you can ask God to show you who you can help today.


Yes, let’s get out there and live it in our neighborhoods!


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,




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