Comfort in Times of Community Crisis

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Words of Comfort

Comfort in Times of Community Crisis

August 9, 2013   •   Psalm 46

There are many events that cause fear and anxiety in a community: terrorist attacks, mass shootings, or natural disasters are just a few examples. When this happens, most preachers change their preaching plans for the following Sunday. A great many of them choose to preach on Psalm 46. At public memorial services more often than not a Jewish rabbi or a Christian minister will be asked to read Psalm 46 as part of the service. When a nation or even the world is in crisis, what makes this passage one of the Bible’s most comforting of all psalms?

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