Though Foaming Waters Roar

God is our refuge and our strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

– Psalm 46:1-3 (ESV)

Our prayers are with all those facing the devastation of “superstorm” Sandy.  May the God who “plants His footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm” keep His children safe and protected as the eastern coast of the United States witnesses the fury of the storm.

I got a text from Michael (who resides on Long Island, New York) this afternoon, who reported that 90% of Long Island is without power and there is a lot of damage, with flooding “of biblical proportion,” but that Michael and his family are safe, albeit without power.

Keep Michael, his church, and all those on the East coast in your prayers.

As “the foaming waters roar,” may we all be reminded, in the words of the Psalter Hymnal‘s versification of Psalm 46 (#84), to

Be still and know that I am God,
o’er all exalted high;
the subject nations of the earth
My Name shall magnify.
The Lord of hosts is on our side,
our safety to secure;
the God of Jacob is for us
a refuge strong and sure.

-JDO

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