The growing response to the mass floods in East Texas has highlighted the true positive spirit of humanity. All sorts of volunteers in the thousands have gotten involved to help and their collective assistance has gone far to turn things around for hundreds of thousands of people. The reaction to the storm and its aftermath is evidence that a greater future is ahead for mankind. People have doubted if humanity will fare well in the end, but we see that people recognize we are all in it together. That together we survive and together we thrive.
Prosperity and good times seems far away for many people in East Texas and West Louisiana right now. Many are safe in shelters and others are held up in houses with the occupants hemmed in by deep water and who knows what else. Good times seem distant and hard to recall. Anxiety is high but hope is near and the proof is in the arrival of the expert heros.
Thousands of persons from the US Active Military have come onto the scene and the many rescues they’ve already carried out are nothing less than above all belief. True to expectation, they have brought a level of expertise in pulling people out of difficult situations and navigating tough circumstances beyond what is thought possible. More sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines are on the way and their combined exercise of expert humanitarian recovery technique and process will enhance recovery efforts towards an accelerated conclusion. People’s duration of duress will be shortened bringing them closer to recovery much sooner.
Franklin Graham has done a superb job marshalling people of Christian faith to work directly with affected persons in the recovery of their homes and spirits. The combination of organization and altruism is stunningly effective in being the kind of help people need during and after the events as seen in the past few days. Their mission and level of compassion and aid will work to bring members of society back into a productive existence transforming an utterly dour experience into a chance for a new chapter in life.
I won’t sugar coat. Sure, there are reports of dark moments. Yet, the positive outcomes of people being saved, rescued, sheltered, and numerous persons lending aid, time, and working to the point of fatigue to help others far outweighs the negative. The storm was terrible, the dissolution of living spaces unwanted, yet the silver lining is there in the affirmation of the untapped nobility of humanity on display without prompting. The drive the go on despite the damage, the difficulties and to hold together on the path towards brighter days in which all work in concert to build again to live life even more than before.