The psalmist writes, God is our refuge and strength, always present in times of trouble and distress. In the midst of any storm, I hold onto these words because they remind me of the presence of God and I can truly Breathe Peace.
In any natural tragedy, people are often quick to blame it as an act of God. But I believe it is not an act of God, but an act of nature. The act of God is what happens afterward, when we all come together to rescue, save, feed and comfort those who are suffering because of this terrible storm. The act of God also happens when we go to God in prayer for those whose lives were affected by Harvey.
I hope you will take a moment and join the staff of FUMCMC in a time of prayer this morning.
Lord, You are always with us, our shelter in the midst of every tragedy. In the quiet and the storm You surround us, Your love stays closer than a friend. In this time of storm, be with all who are vulnerable. Hold them close and as the winds blow and the water rises, place Your arms around them and whisper a word of assurance to their soul. Keep them safe and also keep safe those that respond. Be with rescuers and firemen, with electric workers and emergency crews, With all who reach out to neighburs with Your love and compassion. May all find shelter in the embrace of Your wings. AMEN.
P.S. I hope you will worship with us through the power of technology. See the link below. Feel free to text me to check in or to ask for prayer. If you know of anyone that needs our help, let us know.
P.P.S. Oh yeah! Don’t forget that even though we are not meeting together this morning for worship, you can participate in the offering by our Texting to Give. It’s simple. To donate, text the amount you would like to give to FUMCMC’s designated # 281-369-4870. There is a first time registration link, then your donation will process. You will receive a confirmation text showing your donation was successful.