Unexpected Ministry

Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

There is a church in New York City. It’s been there since the days of George Washington.

The Twin Towers stood across the street.

Saint Paul’s Chapel stood during the crashes, during the collapses of the towers–“without even a pane of glass broken.”

Soon this place became a refuge for first responders. Volunteers cooked. Different churches sent supplies and people to help.

The church called the work “unexpected ministry.”

In dark days, He reminds us,

He will never leave us, Never forsake us.

Surely–He is with us.

Surely–He promises.

He is with us in the darkness.

And He stands with us when we stand in unexpected ministry.

Unexpected ministry shines light in the dark.

[A]nd He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4 NASB)

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Praying Psalm 90 on 9/11

Lord, you have been our refuge through all generations.
Before the mountains were born, the earth and the world brought forth, from eternity to eternity you are God.
Lord, help us remember Your Providence in forming and guiding America. Help us remember that You have always been and will always be.
You turn humanity back into dust, saying, “Return, you children of Adam!”
A thousand years in your eyes are merely a day gone by. 
Help us to remember that You are outside of time. Time has no constraints on You as it has on us.
Before a watch passes in the night, you wash them away; They sleep, and in the morning they sprout again like an herb. 
In the morning it blooms only to pass away; in the evening it is wilted and withered.
Bless those who serve to protect us. Help our enemies to turn to the Light–You–and walk with You in communion with us.
Truly we are consumed by your anger, filled with terror by your wrath. 
You have kept our faults before you, our hidden sins in the light of your face. Continue reading “Praying Psalm 90 on 9/11”