Dear Lord – In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey I cannot forget this image of the six-year-old boy who was victimized by a flood.
In the aftermath of the flood, the house he lived in was damaged. He was totally paralyzed after ingesting the fecal polio virus in flood waters. Leaving his normal life behind, he was quarantined in the hospital, was separated from those he loved and eventually in adulthood was confined to an iron lung for five long years.
God, I know that I am much older now. But in me that six-year-old boy pictured here still dwells. The boy is forever thankful for what that flood intended for bad was transformed into good by Your unfailing love.
God, that boy learned that a tragedy, like Hurricane Harvey, is a terrible thing to waste for Your children. It is an unwelcome opportunity to know and serve You better.
God, the six-year-old boy asks that You please send Your angels down from Heaven to deep in the Heart of Texas to bend over all victims of this flood to comfort them as You did him.
God, please have Your angels deliver to all victims the same Holy message the boy received from You at age six. That because of You and Your love, Harvey will not be the end of their lives but surely be the beginning of deeper, more joyous, spiritual and complete lives because of You.
God, in Your Grace, please do for them what You did for that six-year-old flood victim.
God, please help each victim learn what that prayerful six-year-old boy did.
In You the boy learned that his life did not end with that flood. It truly began.
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 120 lawyer full service firm in Houston, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to BendingAngel.com.