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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Tuesday, June 02 2015

Over the last week or so, the news has unfolded on TVs, phone screens, and radios about the events surrounding the flooding in Texas. When natural disasters like this hit, we are filled with questions, many include, "why?". I think the "why" questions are at the heart of our searching as human beings. We are constantly searching for the meaning and purpose in the experiences of our life.

I would invite you to take a moment today to listen for God. Be still. Feel your heart beat. Sense the life that is running through you. 
 
Then listen to the words of Psalm 46, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Be still and know that I am God.
 
May the words of Psalm 46 travel with you today and in the coming days as you listen for God's comfort and respond to God's call.

Prayer for Today
 
Gracious God, you are our comfort and strength in times of sudden disaster, crisis, or chaos. Surround us now with your grace and peace through storm or earthquake, fire or flood. By your Spirit, lift up those who have fallen, sustain those who work to rescue or rebuild, and fill us with the hope of your new creation; through Jesus Christ, our rock and redeemer. Amen. 

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