What can we say? It seems that our roles are reversed, and today we are praying for you as we watch what happened in America on Tuesday. We share your shock that something like this could happen in the ‘safe’ United States. ICA held a special prayer meeting last night for America and especially the families of the victims, and we continue to pray today.
So far, we’ve had no repercussions here, except that we’ve been advised by the embassy to stay on campus and not venture into town. Neighborhood response here will depend greatly on what is done to catch and ‘punish’ the perpetrators. Although it could cause us some discomfort, I think we all are behind President Bush as he seeks to bring these people to justice. So many have voiced the desire to be in America with their loved ones just to reassure themselves that everything is OK. That’s where e-mail has been great as we all got news from friends and family almost immediately.
We ask that you continue to pray for the sale of our house. As is usually the case, there are some last minute ‘kinks’ in the sale that need to be worked out.
But most importantly, we want you to know that we are praying for you tonight. Psalms 3:5 says “I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.” Those verses came to mind last night as I was having a hard time sleeping. Our only sure comfort is not in a country, but in the Lord