We could call 2020 “the year of disaster,” but I prefer to call it “the year of opportunity.” Yes, terrible things have happened and are continuing to happen, but in times of trouble the people of God have opportunity to walk out what James calls “pure and undefiled religion.”
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (James 1:27 TLV)
There are many ways to do this. Let me remind you of one more. Nearly six weeks ago, on August 4, 2020, a massive explosion rocked the city of Beirut. The devastation is still there. The people are still hurting. Those who are able to give aid are doing so, but their resources are stretched very thin. Please pray, and in praying ask if you can help in other ways.
The Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) has just released another video update that you will find both encouraging and challenging. Take a look, and consider how to help:
If you are moved to help, start right now by praying for the people of Beirut and all of Lebanon. Then go to the Middle East Bible Outreach (MEBO) website and give as you are able.