Yes, Harvey Did Showcase America At Its Best

Yes, Harvey Did Showcase America At Its Best

A few weeks ago my family and I were out at a small-town festival when suddenly an elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair took a tumble over the side of a street curb. Within seconds she was surrounded by people. A couple of the guys lifted the woman’s chair back up and hoisted her into it. One girl ran into the pharmacy to ask for some supplies to clean this woman’s wounds, and the pharmacy donated a brand new first aid kit just like that. A few others asked who we could call for her while others cleaned her cuts and put the band-aids on. We didn’t know each other from Adam, but we had all seen that someone needed help and we ran to give it. It’s certainly not uncommon to see human beings come to each other’s aid when another is in trouble—and throughout the devastation in Texas, we’ve seen this in spades. Why do people do that? As a Bible-believing Christian, I know that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” and that because of our fallen nature, we humans have to fight selfishness and unkindness every day of our lives. I also know that, believers or not, we all have God’s law written on our hearts (Romans 2:14-15)—which means even someone who rejects what Christ did to pay for our sin has the capacity to be a good and decent person, because, thanks to that law on our hearts, we know the difference between right and wrong. It’s what we commonly call a “conscience,” and while it doesn’t prevent people from...