Much has been said about the fires and I don’t pretend to have anything new to say. Obviously everyone hurts for those who have lost their homes or have suffered the costliest loss of a family member or friend. Fortunately, as I browse the mtn. bike bulletin boards and talk with friends the biggest concern I’ve heard is people losing access to trails.
I know we are blessed when the biggest impact of the fires is trail access or the preservation of existing trail systems that travel through burnt areas. Fortunately the Christian community is stepping up like they did in the Cedar fires and already assisting those in need. I’m stoked how the Rock responded immediately during the fires to use church facilities to assist those in need. The generosity of the church body through donations and volunteers demonstrated that the church’s giving was not just limited to leaders donating staff time and facilities, but church members stepped up immediately to do what they could to help those in need.
If you are able, I encourage you to get involved assisting in the recover y process, as time spent helping those who have lost everything really puts things into perspective. Most importantly it provides practical help to those in need. To God be the glory!