John 15:12-13 (NLT)
12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[a] No other commandment is greater than these.”
Proverbs 17:17 (NLT)
17 A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.
Hebrews 6:10-12 (NLT)
10 For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers,[a] as you still do. 11 Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. 12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.
Galatians 6:2-3 (NLT)
2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.
In the past few days as Hurricane Harvey hit land, my family as well as millions of other families, have watched in horror and disbelief. The devastation and sheer destruction that this storm has brought to everything in its path have been literally heart-wrenching!
Tragedy does not care whose door it knocks on. Tragedy is not impressed with how much you make, or where you work, or what neighborhood you live in. It does not care what color your skin is or what your religious affiliation is. Tragedy just affects whoever happens to be in its path.