There are days, and nights, where I am sure the stress and pain of all the chaos will simply overwhelm me, and then I remember Genesis. In the beginning there was nothing but chaos, and then...God. God stepped into the chaos. God took the chaos and began creating. In the midst of the creative process things can often look worse than before (you might think about the last time you cleaned out a closet), but eventually order begins to take shape. We don't know what kind of creativity God will bring to the chaos that is all around us, but I, for one, cannot face the chaos without a belief that God will use this as a way to make things better than before. It is what gets me through the day-to-day, and I hope and pray that it helps others who are in the midst of the chaos. In the meantime, for all those in chaos, let us pray.
O God, we know you in so many ways, and right now, around the world so very many people need your presence in different ways. Some need the Mighty Fortress. Some need the mother hen gathering her chicks under her wings for protection. Some need for dry land to appear, others need the rain/snow to quench the fires. Some need guidance, discernment, and courage, others just need a calming spirit to wash over them so they can rest. We all need your creative spirit to move among us and bring a new creation out of the chaos. Reassure us that you are there, that we are not alone, and that you will go before us into the breech.....Amen.