I sit…comfy, cozy, snuggled up in my blue blankey on the couch. Outside my window, the brown, crimson, and gold leaves fall like rain, helpless against the strong winds of Sandy’s outskirts, and blanket the cold, wet ground. The blanket of gray sky brings a chill just to look at it.
I sit…viewing on TV a huge chunk of the nation under a blanket of turmoil. Some places look like a war zone. I turn it off. My heart aches.
I sit…in the quietness, listening as the furnace produces its blanket of warmth for me while millions suffer Hurricane Sandy’s bare exposure to the elements through the loss of electricity and even their homes and loved ones.
I sit and pray…for blue blankeys of comfort for everyone.
I sit and pray…for those stripped powerless by the surging fury of Sandy.
I sit and pray…for those who have lost a loved one to Sandy’s death grip that ended their lives.
I sit and pray…for those whose homes have succumbed to the vicious force of hurricane winds.
I sit and pray…for those who put aside their own safety to place themselves in harm’s way for the safety, protection, and rescue of strangers.
I sit and pray…for churches and organizations already stretched in this economy to reach out and help those suffering losses from Sandy’s demolition.
I sit and pray…for those far removed from the effects of the storm that their hearts will be touched to dig into their shallow pockets to help those they do not know.
I sit and pray…that the Lord will be sought by all.
~Lord, bless all those suffering and in need. Blanket them with Your strength, provision, comfort, and peace. Make Your Presence known to them in a very special way. Amen!