“Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a Power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for You are with me.” – George W. Bush, Presidential address, September 11, 2001
This week has been a very emotional week. Between many areas of our state being devastated by fires and the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks coming up, it’s hard not to feel a sense of sorrow and helplessness. Yet, in the midst of it I am reminded of something I saw a week ago; a small rainbow. After the great flood, God gave the rainbow as a covenant that He would never again cover the earth in water. Given the condition Texas is in, my initial thought was that I wished the rainbow had come after a large storm. Nevertheless, I quickly became grateful for this visible, tangible reminder that God is faithful to His promises. We have not been abandoned, God hears our prayers, and He is with us in times of desperation. So, as we continue to pray for those affected by the wildfires and as we prepare to remember one of the most difficult days in our nation’s history, cling to our Father. Like the rainbow was for me, find that simple reminder that God is with us and He is faithful.