Machias Community Church


Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, March 18, 2011 7:00:00 AM

Even when the need is so overwhelming that you don't know where to begin. No... especially when the need is so great that you don't know where to begin.

I'm overwhelmed by what is happening to people in Japan right now. I feel helpless in the face of their helplessness and extremity of need. It is a helplessness I've felt before: 9/11, Katrina, Haiti, Australia, New Zealand... and I know we will see more in the not too distant future.

Prayer moves me closer to God. Right now we all need to be closer to God. We all need to be praying.

And then we need to do whatever we can to help those in need.

Thanks to Richard for lending me his hands for the above photograph. He was helping move donations for a clothing drive at a church we visited recently. When I asked him to pose I didn't realize how soon I would be needing the 'praying hands' picture. He's a saint.