Responding to tragedy's cry

Nothing can separate you from God.

When tragedy strikes anywhere on the globe, today's communications links get the news out fast. But there's a positive side to instant communication: the need is made known quickly, and assistance can be provided almost immediately. For most of us, this won't mean becoming directly involved. But we do have a role to play.

Even before details are known, we can take into our prayers those who have been harmed. The Bible tells us, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Ps. 46:1). And help from God includes spiritual healing. Those who would normally rely on material means for healing do not have to wait until these means become available. God's healing power is always present. It's as close as their prayers. And our prayers make this power more apparent.

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