Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Devastation Knocks.

As I try to focus on Using Action Queries and Advanced Table Relationships, my mind strays to the Tornado that has swept away more lives and homes. I remember in 2001, working in Courtland, AL during the 9-11 attacks. When I returned home, Gramma kept the news on 24/7. I kept thinking, "why?". I was so wrapped up in my own life and since it didn't effect me firsthand, it didn't matter "as much." Don't get me wrong, it mattered, but I couldn't see the devastation  that I do in this Tornado now.

I suppose I have grown more as a person and now, it affects me deeply. It's like these folks are my family. Every single one affected by this devastation. In a sense, those affected are my family because we are all one people. My heart hurts for these folks, as they seek shelter underground, pray for the safety of their families and their lives and return to find they have no homes. It makes me even more grateful for my life and my family. I cherish what we have right now, in this moment.

I decided to "feast on His Word" this evening in hopes of finding some understanding of where I can be of help in this awful, awful situation. I was led to read The First Epistle of John. From this, 1 John 3:18:

"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."