Hurricane Sandy victims are frustrated over the levels of assistance received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA’s responsibility is to respond to disasters in a timely manner, coordinating aid and recovery.
FEMA was accused of doing a poor job after Hurricane Katrina. The President at the time was blamed. FEMA is failing again. The President this time is not being blamed…while thousands await and expect government to repair their lives and property.
Fema has a “process” while the Salvation Army has bed covers and sandwiches. One storm victim stated that she “couldn’t rebuild her home with blankets!” Another, giving numerous TV interviews in the stripped down remains of his dark home, laments that the government has not given him what he needs!
I am teaching Spanish to my grandsons. One distinction they are learning is the difference between the verbs “necesitar” and “quierer”…to need and to want. We have practiced using water and chocolate milk. At five and three they understand that water is a need, but chocolate milk is a want!
I’m not saying that storm victims don’t need their homes rebuilt. I am suggesting some want their homes rebuilt by someone else! The problem is that “someone else” is out of money…that’s what eventually happens when government spends too much for too long. If you place your faith in government this could also happen to you.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7/NIV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.