The recent storms throughout South Carolina have left the state in the midst of what the governor calls a “1,000-year flood.” More than 10 people have lost their lives, and much of the area between Columbia and Charleston is underwater.
“Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!”~ Hebrews 13:2 (NLT)
We have heard the importance of walking a mile in another’s shoes, but what happens when we stop trying to understand that person’s life?
Those familiar with the church's liturgical calendar know that this season called Advent, leading up to Christmas, is a period of waiting and preparation. We prepare our homes and our places of worship to welcome the Christ-child. But what do Christmas lights, tinsel-adorned trees and lawn ornaments have to do with preparing our lives for hope to be born in the form of a baby?
Decades of civil war has impacted the lives of millions of South Sudanese for generations to come. The country lost an estimated 2 million lives and many were forced to flee in search of safety. But slowly, these displaced South Sudanese have opportunities to establish food security.