That was the morning headline of our local newspaper here in north San Diego County, and it’s certainly true. We are currently enduring the worst fires ever in this area, and thousands have had to evacuate their homes, including several families in our church.
Even as I write, I can hear the wind blowing hard outside my window, and smoke covers the horizon to the east. UC-San Marcos, which is just five miles down the 78 from our church, was evacuated earlier this morning, but I just got word that it might letting up in that area. The news reports tell us to stay calm, but to be ready to leave at any time.
A young married couple in our church had to evacuate their home in the middle of the night because the fire had reached the hillside just behind them, but they are back home now. In the words of the wife: “If the Lord hadn’t changed the direction of the wind, our home would be gone.” Which is a profound reminder of the sovereignty of God, isn’t it? After all, it really is in God’s hands, and not just now, but always.
In light of that, please pray that He would bring the fires under control and enable the Body of Christ to rise to the occasion.