We’ve all been captivated by the devastation that’s unfolding in the great state of Texas. Hurricane Harvey has been a storm of historic proportions, and the havoc it has wrought on those in its path is unfathomable.
While it’s difficult to see any glimmers of light when families lives are turned upside down as they face imminent peril, there is one big beam shining through that should inspire us all.
Harvey has brought out the very best in folks. There have been some incredibly gripping stories about volunteers working around the clock to save members of their communities, neighbors helping neighbors, and complete strangers racing to the scene to pitch in and help.
This Houston-area preacher is a shining example of the unselfishness and compassion we have seen. The unidentified man put himself in harm’s way, all in the name of helping others in peril.
As CBS News shares, “The man was slowly making his way toward two SUV’s submerged in water about 30 yards away as men standing on a patch of grass nearby watched.”
Brian Roberson witnessed what unfolded next, and he was mesmerized by what he saw.
“He wanted to get out there to make sure those cars were empty,” Roberson said while speaking with CBS. “It was so powerful to see firsthand.”
The man, who said he’s a pastor in the south-central Houston area, told Roberson he was just doing what he thought was right. Since church was canceled, he decided to go out and help those in need.
The preacher continued to wade through the water to check on as many submerged vehicles as he could.
“He didn’t have to do that. It’s just an amazing thing to see,” Roberson added, according to CBS. “That just speaks to the power of Houstonians and Texans. We’re here for each other.”
Thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Harvey’s wrath, as well as those that are doing all that they can to bring things back together.