I am numb.
Around me is destruction.
Homes and belongings
swept away,
splintered,
ruined.

Help me to see
with my eyes and in my heart
the rainbows of hope
that arc through it all.

Neighbors help each other
spread tarps,
salvage  a few mementos,
and scramble to safety.

Strangers pray,
bring food,
and send donations.

Help me accept
what they offer.
Help me to see You
at work here
where so much feels wrong.

You stand with me.
You hold me up.
When I am weak,
You are strong.
When I am weak,
You help me go on.

Amen


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