Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria have made catastrophic impact in recent news. My wife and I have been praying for her family who lives in Puerto Rico. As a matter of fact, each morning, before beginning the day I’ve prayed for all the people who have been effected by these storms. As hurricane season continues, I invite the members of FCC to take time during your day to pray for those people effected. Prayer works.
This Sunday, we are looking forward to welcoming our pets to church. Animals mean a lot to most people. Below is a story from the New York Post that moved me deeply describing a Good Samaritan that emerged after Hurricane Harvey:
Good Samaritans lent a hand to a Texas woman who spent 14 hours in her attic with dozens of dogs she rescued during Tropical Storm Harvey. Betty Walter says she was saved by two men walking the neighborhood with a boat Sunday who insisted they could save her and all 21 pups, local station KPRC 2 reported.
“It was scary,” she said. “They saw me in need, and the guy said, ‘We’re going to load all the dogs. We’re not going to separate you or the dogs.’”
Walter, who has four dogs of her own, was pet-sitting for a friend and also saved many of her neighbor’s dogs as Harvey raged Saturday. The dog lover says neighboring pups were abandoned during earlier rescue efforts but she “refused” to leave them behind. Walter posted images of the rescued dogs on the crowded boat in a Facebook post.
“I was worried there was too many dogs on the boat and it would tip over,” Walter wrote. “I told them I would stay behind and for them to make two trips. They said NO we are taking all and you.”
Walter added that the boat was so crowded she and the rescuers had to wade in water next to the boat to get out. She updated the post Monday, writing that group remained “safe and dry.”
This article brings to life how animals impact our hearts in a positive way even when we are experiencing the pains of life. Animals are not separate from our families they are actually a part of them. Jesus, our Lord, loved animals too.
We look forward to being with you and ALL your animals this weekend.