Dear Merciful Lord – Just one year ago the Houston area was devastated and disrupted by Hurricane Harvey. That same tremendous force of nature in Florence has now set its catastrophic power of wind, flood, storm surge, and rain on the and surrounding States.
Lives have been lost. Families placed in shelters. Homes leveled. Possessions and precious treasures lost forever.
In the darkness please help the victims and first responders see and share Your love and light.
Let them know that Harvey and Florence were not Acts of God but forces of nature.
If a victim cries out to You and asks, “Lord, Why did You do this to me?” Comfort the victim with the knowledge that it was not You who did harm. For You would never hurt a child You love. Rather, You were certainly the First Responder. You were there to witness their pain, to cry with them and dry their tears.
Your Baptismal waters are more powerful than any act of nature including Harvey or Florence. Flood waters will recede and disappear. But, Your Spirit which flows in us never dies and carries those who follow You to Your Almighty, Eternal, and Heavenly Sea. Amen
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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 the Bending Angel website.