I grew up in a suburb of Houston, TX. I still have family there. My wife has family in the Houston area. I have lot of friends across South Texas. And what Harvey has done to their homes and churches and businesses… is heartbreaking.
One friend shared an article from the Washington Post about how many trillions of gallons of water have rained down on the Houston area as part of the storm. The numbers are staggering, mind-boggling. And there could be more, though I pray there is not.
And I am overjoyed to see people begin to band together to begin the rescue and recovery effort. I encourage everyone who can to give… to go serve, helping to clean up and restore… to encourage those who are living through this disaster that they are going to be alright.
Some people feel like there is no use for them to try to help in such a massive situation because they feel like they can do so very little. But something leapt out to me as I thought about that this morning… This crazy big storm was made up of individual drops of rain all coming together at the same time and the same place to make a significant impact. And while those bazillion drops of rain created this disaster, our “drops” of love, hope, generosity and service could add up together to make a positive impact.
Your one “drop” matters. Don’t withhold it because it seems small. Together, all of us can do something to make a difference!