Relief PhotoI’ve spent some time recently reflecting on 2012…as an individual, a father, and a member of Everyday Church. I’m happy to say it was a pretty incredible year. We have a lot of good reasons to be thankful.

But it wasn’t all fun and games. I was glancing back through pictures and noticed some from the weeks following Hurricane Sandy. Our city and the surrounding area were in chaos… power outages, wrecked infrastructure, destroyed homes and neighborhoods, lost lives. Sad and horrible and scary. Life in Inwood seemed fairly normal, but devastation surrounded us in every direction.

Here’s my prayer thought: the storm isn’t over. Let’s thank God for those of us who were safe and unharmed. And let’s ask him what’s next for Everyday Church as we respond to the aftermath. People’s lives are being put back together and neighborhoods need rebuilding. Faithful people around the country donated money to the Sandy Relief Fund. Quite a bit of that money was given to Everyday Church to respond to needs in our circles of relationships. Much of that money is still available and waiting to be passed on to folks who were impacted by the storm. Please pray that God would show each of us how we can help. Pray he connects you and me with people who could use the help.

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous…” (2 Corinthians 9:11)

Let’s live it!