The Holy Spirit showed me many images of ‘disaster situations’: a person lost in a stormy sea, fighting to stay above the waves; another stranded on a mountain top alone, looking for a way up – or down; another with a car broken down, in the middle of nowhere – steam coming from the engine – again alone; and someone in an office looking for the missing figure in a sheet of accounts, in panic.
Then… I saw a mother tending the wounded knee of her son and a father lifting and cuddling his young daughter, who was crying.
And the Lord says, ‘I am the hand that saves. I am the one who comforts. I am the one who counsels and brings healing.
I am the one who brings a solution to your situation – wherever you are. I am your Father. I am the one who loves you and takes away the pain. Invite me in to your problems and situations – great or small – for I will give you the solution. I will bring comfort, peace and healing.
God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites ‘I am’ has sent me to you.’