Do you remember Mr. Rogers, the kind man with the sweater (knitted by his mother) who hosted a children’s TV show for so many years? He said more than once that when he was small and something in the news frightened him, his mom would tell him to look for the helpers, that there are always people helping. And that made him feel better, knowing that there are always people helping their neighbors in times of trouble.
I thought of Mr. Rogers and his mother’s comforting insight when I was reading about the recent hurricanes and fires and the people who are helping in so many ways. Our friends at Lutheran Disaster Response tell us that our church helps in times of trouble as part of a national coalition of helpers called VOAD, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. How can we be among the helpers Fred Rogers’ mother said to look for? Read this stewardship devotion to find out.
This message is an excerpt from the October 2017 stewardship devotion by Audrey Riley. Today is Veterans Day. On this day, Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, teacher, died in 1855; and Martin, bishop of Tours, died in 397.
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