|Posted on September 11, 2017 at 12:35 AM|
As I sit here this morning it is hard to pull myself away from the news reports concerning Hurricane Irma as it steadily moves towards the Florida coastline. This massive storm has already left a path of destruction and death in its wake and now it appears to be heading up Florida’s western coast. It is hard to imagine that just one week ago our nation’s attention was focused upon the folks down in Texas and Louisiana as we held a National Day of prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Thankfully in the day in which we live, the people down there have had enough warning so as to be able to evacuate and millions have done just that. None the less, there are those who simply can’t or simply will not evacuate. They will be there, come what may.
Today, as our service begins, Irma will most likely make land fall down in South Florida. As we sing and pray, I can assure you that there will be many down in Florida who will be praying too. As we fellowship with each other, many will be having their houses destroyed. As we study the Word together, there will be many down in Florida who will be clinging to each other for comfort. Yes, life for us will most probably go on as usual for us today, but for those whose homes and life possessions are in the path of the storm, this day will be a day filled with fear and anxiety.
Do we know what will happen over the next day or so down in Florida? No, we do not, but we know the One who does. The One who holds all of our tomorrows in His Hand. The One knows when even a sparrow falls to the ground. Today, as we spend our time together, let us also be prayerful for those down in Florida, as we go home this afternoon let us keep them in prayer. If we were where they are, we would want folks to pray for us, so we should pray for them.
As we pray today, let us not forget to continue to pray for those who are still trying to recover from Harvey or for those out west who are dealing with the fires. Yes, there are many needs today, needs that we need to be praying about.
- Pastor Tim
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