December Eighteenth; When You Feel Lead and Respond, aka, You Can Not Out Give God

And again.

Over on social media I tagged the Jeep group as the Compassion Convoy from Carolinas.  Yes, I am still talking about the events, but not for the reason you may be thinking.

Early Friday afternoon I was talking with a gentleman named Larry, one of the founders of Just Jeepin for a cause. I asked what made him decide on Kentucky and he was telling me about how he felt lead to help last Sunday afternoon. One individual who through responding to God’s prompting set an amazing event into action.

Originally it was thought they would fill a sixteen foot trailer and haul some water and other donations to Kentucky. All my Christian life I have been told, you cannot out give God. One man’s obedience and trust gave God the opportunity to show up and show out.

Word spread among the group/family members and donations began arriving quickly. From individuals and from organizations. In hours it went to needing and getting the first semi which was filled almost before it arrived. A second tractor trailer also quickly filled as the donations kept coming. The sixteen foot trailer was filled with toys, flat bed haulers were loaded with water and Gatorade. In less than a week, what began as one trailer, became the Compassion Convoy. (my name but its my writing so…)

You simply cannot..cannot..cannot out give God. Yes, all of this came from people and organizations, who were asked, who in their heart felt lead to give, the people of Kentucky were in need. They/ we had the means, we had the opening of hearts and wallets around the area to assist and boy did they.

God is a God of love, of compassion, of provision. This week, less than a week, we saw that miracle take place. Not just in the work of this group, but in the work of many others. There are many organizations who have boots on the ground helping. There are neighbors helping neighbors. There are strangers coming together to show that, no matter how we feel about this, that, or the other thing, when it comes to something as destructive and devastating as this, we are still family, and family looks out for each other.

I saw when I awoke this morning that the Compassion Convoy from Carolinas had made it safely to Kentucky around 5AM. They would wait until daylight to begin the unloading process at the place that was prepared for the arriving donations. Until then they would find something to eat and get a bit of rest. God speed my friends, be safe while there and on your return trip home. We are praying for you, for all those hurting and all who are helping. I praise God, for what He has done through this family and through all those others who also felt lead and answered the call.

There is power in every storm, light after dark, provision in time of need. God knows, He will and does provide.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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4 Responses to December Eighteenth; When You Feel Lead and Respond, aka, You Can Not Out Give God

  1. Wise Hearted says:

    Encouraging read Rebecca…

  2. Thanks Rebecca . Great words. Anita

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