Sep 262014

image.adapt.960.highA couple of weeks ago a forest fire consumed most of a small town south of where I live.

Over a hundred homes and businesses burned to the ground, including the largest employer in the area.


In a matter of hours, homes, jobs, and histories disappeared into ash.


It was and is a tragedy, but the fire and ashes are not the final words in this story.

While the fire was still doing it’s damage, neighboring communities were already preparing to help.

Today, the town has now received more donations of clothing and supplies than it can use.

The fire is out and the ashes have grown cold…and new life is being planned and built on the scars.

It’s a Bible story burned into the woods.

There is hope.

There will be redemption.

All about us are people who are either going through the fire or who are poking through the ashes of what was, looking for what’s left.

Some of them set the fires that consumed them.

Some were caught in the circumstances common to a fallen world.

They are looking for hope.

They want to believe in redemption.

You may be called to help write the rest of a good Bible story.

Make your own application…

  9 Responses to “TGIF”

  1. We write the story every day, sometimes God insists on publication, other times He simply treasures what we add to His journal

  2. I think God calls each of us every day, but are we listening?

  3. perhaps we’re too distracted by our phones to look up and live in the 3d realtime world He blessed us with?

  4. …God calling… phones distracting…
    …this is why I keep my day job 😉

  5. The city needs to be named Phoenix …

  6. Parallel to some areas that the cross of
    Christ that burns the things of Babylon that have infected some hearts and minds; rids us of.

    And then begins to rebuild with the help of mature saints of God.

  7. Another Captain???!!!!! ^^^^^^ Inconceivable!

  8. Awesome reminder Michael! Thank you for helping us to see Jesus and His work in both the spectacular and the mundane.

  9. Dang, I killed the thread before noon!

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