We're safe. Thanks to all of you who have written to ask - Super Typhoon Haiyan is raging far enough north that we are untouched. (Because of Haiyan, our internet speeds are very slow, so no links, no photos today.)
Because of the storm, the temps here are lower than they have been in months. I’m savoring the refreshing, cool breeze coming in at my window, but I realize that it’s coming at a terrifying cost as the year’s largest typhoon moves through the central Philippines. Just recovering from a brutal earthquake, the Visayan Islands are now battered by wind and rain.
We cling again to the knowledge that none of it takes God by surprise. We know that He is in perfect control; if it weren’t for His staying hand, we would all be swept away.
We're praying for those in the Visayan Islands now, that these events will be a means to turn many hearts to the saving knowledge of God, Who is a “refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm...” (Isaiah 25:4)