I suspect you have seen this beautiful and terrifying picture on the news.
Hurricane Matthew, said to be about the size of Arizona, is currently approaching the US mainland, even as it has left devastation in its wake in Haiti. According to Reuters News Service at this hour:
“Hurricane Matthew churned toward the Bahamas and Florida’s east coast on Wednesday after killing at least 21 people in Haiti and prompting the hard-hit country to postpone a long-awaited presidential election.”
Episcopal Relief & Development urges prayers for communities in the Caribbean and along the US East Coast that are preparing for or dealing with the impact of Hurricane Matthew.
O God, our times are in your hand.
In the midst of uncertainty lead us by your never-failing grace
as we seek to be agents of healing and hope.
Walk with us through difficult times;
watch over us in danger;
and give to us a spirit of love and compassion for those who suffer and mourn.
And finally remind us that you have promised never to leave us
so that even in the valley of the shadow of death
your love may be felt, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
And if you are able to provide monetary assistance, click here to donate to the ERD Hurricane Matthew Response Fund.
We had a great time celebrating St. Michael’s Day last Sunday.
Watch out! Oliver’s toss is coming right at you!