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.
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)