I meant to post this week's blog about our scriptures for Sunday, but got distracted with by the fires that rage around San Diego.
I pray this night for all those affected--for peace, for hope, for safety. As evacuated families, seniors, individuals and animals seek refuge with friends and family, in hotels, high schools and stadiums, I pray that they will know God's presence in their midst.
God, who goes with us through evacuation and exile, I pray that you would calm the spirits of all who live in uncertainty about whether they will have a home tomorrow. And, I pray that your Spirit would come to sustain all who face loss these days.
If you're looking for a way to help, here's one for Tuesday, October 23:
Come to Qualcomm Stadium, Gate A at 9 a.m. to gather with other United Methodists in the area in volunteering to support all those who have sought refuge at the stadium.