Someone from my home town shared a video on Facebook that I want to show you today. Have you seen the footage on the news of the tornadoes across South Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia? There is devastating damage to homes and businesses – so much to rebuild.
Parts of my home town were hit by one of the tornadoes, their second within three years. Those I know personally are fine, but sadly, four people in the area died.
This video footage was taken before there was any tornado damage. My home town, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is a city on a hill.
After watching the video, I started thinking about the fact that Mississippi is the buckle of the Bible belt. It’s in the center of the southern strip of states with heavy populations of faith.
All across this country, there’s beauty. And there’s corruption. Yet, many are God’s faithful people – both here in my state, in your own state, and across our country.
If I looked solely at how the media portrays our country, I would be disheartened. But, I’m not…because:
- I know Who is in control. God is.
- I’ve met hundreds of people of faith on-line.
If you think God’s children are outnumbered, please know this. We aren’t.
As much as man tries to remove God from things, He’s still there. Man’s not that powerful.
Light tends to be the brightest in the darkest of situations. When the light shines after a storm, we realize the storm was much darker than it appeared while in it.
We cannot control the masses. But, we each can do our part by being a “city on the hill”, shining God’s light to others. Your home, my home, can be mini cities on hills. Isn’t that a wonderful thought? Think of the glow sticks in the video. If each home that holds God as their Lord had a big glow stick on the rooftop, just think of the light that would shine!
There is great hope…for our cities…our states…our country. That hope is the Lord.