Sunday, October 12, 2008

One Month Ago Today


I took this picture facing to the Northwest at 9pm, September 12, 2008. Looking across my neighbor's yard. It was already dark when suddenly there was burst of sunset in the night sky. A glimpse of beauty a couple of hours before we began to feel the effects of Ike.

I read many angry comments in the Houston Chronicle blogs after the storm such as:

If there is a God, why did this happen?
Christians are so intolerant and stupid to believe miracles happened when so many houses were flattened and washed away.

I can only answer for myself. God is God! He is the Creator of the universe, I know He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to save me and all people. He loves each and every one of us. As a chaplain, I ministered to Katrina victims at the Houston Astrodrome, so many told me Katrina was the best thing that ever happened to them. Many said they were so far from God, had not called on Him in years. Jesus was not their Lord and Savior, His name was their favorite curse word. As they waited to be rescued, many of them prayed for the 1st time in years. They knew hard times were ahead but were thankful they had found their way back to God.

If you feel far from Him today, call out to Him. He is there, He loves you, He is waiting for You to return to Him. Scripture tells us:

"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

Your name is engraved in the palm of His hand. Have a blessed Sabbath.

6 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Amen

annie's eyes said...

Beautiful picture and a good word this morning. Each one of us must speak for ourselves. Blessed is the man who finds God--forget miracles, storms, circumstances. Cry out to Him, yes! Even if You don't show up, I still believe. My hope is in more than this world. You will love the article I am posting tomorrow by Mark Buchanan. Love you, Annette

Wendy said...

What an eerie pic. I remember feeling an eerieness just before our ice storm of 1998. The sky was orange.
In my humble opinion, people who blame God are really not listening.

Cheryl Barker said...

Engraved on the palm of His hands... How He loves us!

Nancy Douglas said...

Amen sister! Such wise words of wisdom. I pray anyone in need visits your blog to find hope and strength in our Lord and Savior. Thanks!

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