There have been difficult times in Tennessee in recent days.
The deadly bus crash in Chattanooga (November 21).
Gatlinburg fires (November 28).
Tornados on Tennessee-Alabama border (November 30)
In this world of both environmental tragedy and human evil, we need a refuge and eternal perspective. That place of security is not a location or institution. but the person of Jesus the Christ.
Blessed are you, Sovereign God,
creator of light and darkness,
to you be glory and praise for ever . . .
May your word be a lantern to our feet
and a light upon our path
that we may behold your coming among us . . .
As we walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
may we call upon your name,
raise the cup of salvation,
and so proclaim your death, O Lord,
until you come in glory.
– Daily Office, Evening Prayer, December 2