Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church—August 27, 2015

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“Katrina was BIG



These were the words printed on a large sign posted along a highway in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Hard to believe it was ten years ago this week. The devastation from the storm was enormous in terms of lives and property. The suffering that followed the storm continued for a long time, and continues today. Rebuilding of property and lives is still a work in progress – often painfully slow progress. Many lives will never be the same. Katrina was BIG.

But God is Bigger. For every story of devastation there were stories of hope: people offering help in ways large and small. Donations of time, talent and goods; words and actions of comfort from adults and children, seniors and students across the country. “We want to help” they would say. God is bigger.

These are helpful words for us to remember as we all face major calamities in our lives, no matter what the cause might be. God is bigger. And there are always those who are willing to help. Sometimes we are the ones who need the help. Other times, we are the ones who offer the help. At all times, we are reminded of the grace and generosity of God, and the willingness of God’s people to respond.

We continue to pray for those still struggling or displaced because of Katrina, and for the wisdom and care of those who are charged with their welfare through rebuilding safe infrastructure.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Peace and blessing,


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