God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living.

This quote is from the book of Wisdom and after all that happened yesterday at Table Rock Lake, I thought it would be appropriate to use today…

Reading 1WIS 1:13-15; 2:23-24

God did not make death,
nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living.
For he fashioned all things that they might have being;
and the creatures of the world are wholesome,
and there is not a destructive drug among them
nor any domain of the netherworld on earth,
for justice is undying.
For God formed man to be imperishable;
the image of his own nature he made him.
But by the envy of the devil, death entered the world,
and they who belong to his company experience it.
Tragedies are for lack of a better term tragic.  It was not God’s will that the lives of those on the duck boat perish the way they did.  My faith teaches me that the good works that  comes from this will be the work of God trying to heal those who are suffering from this loss.  Please join me in praying for the lives of those lost yesterday; praying for the survivors; praying for the families as they deal with this tragic loss.  May all of the souls lost in the accident yesterday, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Please add to your prayers the request of someone on the website yesterday.  She has asked that we pray for Mike, a husband and father battling cancer.
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
Do something great for our Lord today – pray.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.

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