Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina | 31 August 2005

Hurricane Katrina, 30 August 2005

Mark 4

35 On that same day when evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side." 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took Jesus along in the boat, just as he was—there were some other boats, as well. 37 A tremendous storm came up, and the waves broke against the boat, almost overwhelming it. 38 Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

39 Jesus got up, admonished the wind and spoke to the sea: "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and there was a tremendous calm.

40 Jesus asked his disciples, "Why all the fear? Do you still have no faith?"

41 They were tremendously fearful and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him!"

Revelation 11

15 And the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were tremendous voices in heaven, saying:

"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever." 16 And the twenty-four elders, seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying:
"We give thanks to you, Lord God All-Powerful,
the One who is and who was,
because you have taken your tremendous power
and have begun to reign."

Revelation 21

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and no longer was there any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, dressed as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a tremendous voice from the throne saying,
"Now God pitches his tent and lives among all humanity, and God will travel alongside all the people wherever they may go. They will be God's people, and God himself will dwell with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe their tears from their eyes. No more will they know death or grief or sorrow or pain, because the old order of things has gone away."
5 He who was seated on the throne said, "Behold! I now make all things new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are faithful and true."

6 He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Source and the Destination. To anyone who thirsts I will give – without any cost – abundant cascades of the waters of life."

22 I saw no temple in the city, because the Lord God All-Powerful and the Lamb are its temple. 23 And the city has no need of the light of the sun or the moon, for the glory of God gives light to the city, and the Lamb is the city's lamp. 24 All the peoples everywhere will walk by its light, and the rulers of the earth will bring their glory into the holy city.

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