At the homeless camp on Saturday morning, I met a Puerto Rican woman who testified that she was processing the Hurricane Maria tragedy as “God’s will.”
This breaks my heart.
My greatest fear is that the victims of the recent natural disasters will see it that way – that God has brought ruin upon them.
When I was driving north at the start of my vacation, I was struggling against the fear and anger that was being mounted up against me at work, and finally overcame it with this vision: traveling to those displaced by natural disasters with the simple message: “The waters of death and destruction have risen against you, but those are not the waters that God sends to you. I can’t offer you food, clothing, or shelter. Instead, God sent me to tell you this: the waters of life will pour down upon you that thirst. Remember all those left behind, and send to them the strength of God’s love. Let his waters be the resource they need to prepare for your safe return, just as Jesus left to prepare a sanctuary for those that have faith in the Father.”
I have a strong need to realize this vision. If anyone has any connections that would facilitate that process, please let me know. I will pay for travel.