If ever there was a Sunday to toss the selected songs and sermon notes aside, it is today. Even now, people in Houston and surrounding areas are terrified and some are already fighting for their lives. Worse, this whole system will only get worse in the next few days (according to predictions).
Please, this is a day for prayer – a day for singing songs that reach out in dependence on God – and reading Psalms that speak the same words. May God hear our words and our hearts and spare those in dire need.
Glenn Pemberton is a minister turned professor turned writer. After serving churches in Texas and Colorado, Glenn completed a Ph.D. (Old Testament). He then taught at Oklahoma Christian University before coming to Abilene Christian University in 2005, retiring as professor emeritus in 2017 due to a severe chronic pain. Glenn now spends his time writing for the church. Along with short essays he has published four books, including The God who Saves: An Introduction to the Message of the Old Testament (2015), and Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms (2012). Glenn and his wife Dana continue to live in Abilene, Texas.