Sunday, June 24, 2012


For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. ~ Deuteronomy 4:24

As I write this, Colorado burns. I struggle to comprehend the destruction that has already occurred. So many acres, so many homes, so many fires. The lives impacted are many, and those fighting to halt this raging force face what seems insurmountable. Yet, I know this too will pass.

For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you. ~ Deuteronomy 4:31

The presence and smell of smoke is evident, especially in the morning hours. I feel so fortunate I have avoided the fate so many others have not. Grateful that while all have not escaped unharmed or even alive, there's solace in knowing that refreshment is in sight.

Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. ~ Isaiah 35:6

I hope for encouragement, for peace, for washing, for renewal.