November 17, 2021
As I write one of our WOW partner ministries is in deep water-literally. Chennai India is in the grip of huge flooding. A major weather system has been deluging the city with record amounts of water. Streets, homes, businesses, even hospitals are in up to 3-4 feet of foul water mixed with sewage. It’s a crisis of gargantuan proportion.
The irony is that just as COVID-19 was starting to spread, Chennai, a city of 9 million, was in another water crisis- all its water reservoirs were dry. Water was being distributed to thirsty souls by water truck. There was no water for cleaning or bathing. There was a desperate call for prayer, and pray we did.
Now there’s an equally desperate call for prayer that the water will subside. One extreme to another.
I responded to our champions there with our prayer support and commented,” Sometimes we have to remember that St.Paul referred to pastor/preachers as “stewards of the mysteries of God”. We do not know the end from the beginning. What a comfort to know that the Lord “knows what we need before we ask”. Sometimes it’s drought, sometimes it’s flood. Always, however, beneath are “the everlasting arms” of the Almighty.