(I will never complain about traffic again) Hurricane Rita needs to chill out! I’m reminded though by my friend Steve that God does not have anything to answer for when it comes to his creation. Steve is absolutely right…but my heart still breaks knowing that there are thousands who hurt because of the destruction of the last several weeks. My heart still breaks also knowing that there are thousands who will blame God…my prayer is that these last several weeks will only draw humanity even closer to the possibility that there is a God and that he exists…a God who moves…who works…who reigns…and even sometimes seems to be quiet in the midst of pain and suffering…and my hope is that in that place of pain and suffering would be the place that the Lord would grab the hearts and minds of his people into his arms of love…read Steve’s take rant here on intelligent design. I’m also wanting to find and be with people who are willing to go out in faith, wanting to make a difference in the lives of folks who are indeed hurting, lost, and some how feel that God has abandoned them in the aftermath of Katrina and whatever happens this weekend with Rita. I don’t know what this looks like. I only pray for God’s wisdom in showing the church universal where it needs to be…where it needs to love…and where it needs to be a light in a world that seems to be falling apart before our eyes and that gives and breathes new life into so many in need of new life.