|A view of a waterfall in Chile. Photo: Linda Unger|
When the ground shakes and the seas crash around you,
May you find firm footing in God’s strong love;
When the world wiggles and wobbles around you,
May you regain your balance through your care for others;
When the rumble and crash of disaster echoes in your ears,
May you listen and hear the still small voice of God.
When you start to rebuild your life,
May you know the presence of God,
In ways that are surprising, new, and real.
And, through the present and tangible love of others,
May you never forget that
Can separate you from
The love of God.
Rev. Jack Amick, Assistant General Secretary, International Disaster Response,
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)