As I enjoyed a restful, relaxing Mother’s Day yesterday, thousands of my fellow Americans exhausted themselves cleaning up from the aftermath of tornadoes in the deep South.
While I lathered myself up with soap in a hot shower, many of them have nowhere to wash their hands.
As I plugged in my hair dryer, hundreds and hundreds of Southerners are living without electricity.
While I turned on my faucet to fill my tea kettle with good, clean water for my morning cup of tea, scads of my fellow countrymen have no running water.
As I consumed a hot breakfast cooked over my own stove, hundreds of tornado victims have neither stove nor hot food.
While I casually perused my closet to choose clothing for the day, their clothes have been destroyed or blown away.
As I rode in my own vehicle to attend church, many have been left without transportation and many have lost even their place of worship.
While I gaily chatted on the phone with each of my three grown children and felt blessed by their Mother’s Day wishes, hundreds of people still mourn the loss of their loved ones who were killed by the killer twister.
As I sat on my overstuffed, comfy chair with my feet propped up, my fellow human beings have no furniture to rest upon.
While I communicated on my blog, through email and Facebook with friends and strangers via my laptop, those who’ve lost everything feel cut off from the entire world.
As I lay in my warm, comfortable bed with a soft pillow for my head, plenty to eat and drink and a roof over my head, countless of God’s beloved children have no place to rest and no place to call home.
There, but for the grace of God go I….and you….what are we going to do about it?
While I contemplate my blessings in my Opportunity book today on page 9 in Chapter 5, may I suggest you do the same? Those of us who are blessed with much dare not forget about those who have lost everything in tornadoes and other disasters.
I urge you to consider donating monetary aid to the organizations helping our brothers and sisters in need. Here are a few trustworthy organizations that can use your donations to directly help victims: