God loves His creation

[Original in German]

When we think about environmental problems, we may hesitate to pray about them because we are not sure that prayer will really make a difference. I learned, however, through an experience I had that prayer is always significant, no matter what the conditions might be.

A tanker had run aground in the river near my home. The gigantic ship was loaded with oil, which was leaking out of a hole in the ship's hull. The fuel began spreading over the surface of the water. As the tide went out, the ship was not being supported by the water, and the possibility of a complete breakup of the tanker became evident. All this took place very close to our part of the city. Although the authorities undertook the safety precautions that seemed necessary, I still felt quite concerned.

July 10, 1989
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