- Obviously, the priority on everyone's mind right now is Hurricane Sandy and those affected by it. Specifically, let's pray for the families of the people who have died, and also for the continued safety of everyone in harm's way because of limited electricity, flooding, high winds, etc.
- I also wanted to bring up the deaths of two preschool children who were killed when their school bus crashed yesterday. I can't imagine the grief that their families are feeling right now! Also continue to pray for four other children who are in the hospital, as well as the driver of the bus, who must be dealing with some incredible guilt and grief right now.
I also wanted to post this video, which is Barlowgirl's last song ever as they have chosen to go in a different direction apart from the music industry. I've loved listening to their music over the years, but I was so glad they put out one last song.
God is so good in how He always sovereignly works in our lives so perfectly. I feel like He's really been teaching me to hope. On the last day of 2010, I posted about how my "word" for 2011 was going to be "hope". You can go there to read about why exactly I chose that, but I've continued to feel that God is teaching me to hope in Him, and not be afraid to have hopes and dreams for the future, because He'll do whatever's best. Even if it sometimes doesn't feel like the best at the time, it will be the best. Over this past week, the Lord has been bringing this thought to my mind again, and I just loved how perfectly this song fit in with what He's been teaching me. His timing is amazing!
Anyway, I hope that this song encourages you and that you'll pray for those things which I've brought up in this post. I'll be posting another 20 random posts "post" soon; talk to you then!