All the recent tragedies from hurricanes, earth quakes, fires and the shooting in Las Vegas have left people wondering where God is in all this. I believe he is right there in the middle of it all, inspiring everyone to help each other. It is in times like these that we are Gods hands here on earth. He is in the nurse going from victim to victim doing all she can to find and help survivors. He is in the people tearing up their cloths for bandages and tourniquets to stop the bleeding of the wounded. He is in all those digging through rubble to find the survivors. He is in those doing all they can to help people find their loved ones. He is in the person whose arms are around someone that just learned their loved one did not make it. He is in every act of kindness, good deed and charity shown towards others.

In the movie Evan Almighty, Evan wants to change the world. To accomplish this, he gets himself elected as a congressional representative. On his families first night in their new home his wife tells him as they are going to bed that their boys wanted to pray, something the movie leads you to believe they have not done before. His wife told him she prayed for the family to become closer. She then suggests that he should pray as well since he had just promised to change the world when he was elected to office. She let him know that someone in his shoes should take all the help they could get! So, he kneels and prays for God to help him change the world.

In the movie God answers both their prayers bringing their family closer while using Evan to build an ark that saves lives, exposes illegal congressional activity and changes things for the better. I love this clip from the movie when Morgan Freeman who plays God explains that the beauty in the story of Noah and the Ark is that Noah and his family were there for each other side by side helping each other. He explains that even the animals came two by two. God gives us opportunities to serve, his plan is for us to help each other in difficult times so we can grow, become better, stronger and more loving people.

At the end of the movie God explains to Evan how you change the world for the better. One Act of Random Kindness at a time (ARK for short). I believe that God uses all of us to help change the world for the better through our life experiences if we will let him. I hope that this message will truly have an impact for good in the world and bring peace to your heart and soul in these troubled times.

I will follow the upward road today; I will keep my face to the light. I will think high thoughts as I go my way; I will do what I know is right. I will look for the flowers by the side of the road; I will laugh and love and be strong. I will try to lighten another’s load this day as I fare along. — Mary S.Edgar

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