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What an Amazing contribution and idea to help support Christchurch in her time of need. Thank you Cassie and all the other people who are helping to put this together.
I spent 6 months living in this beautiful city. Christchurch and the generous, courageous spirit of the people of Christchurch will always have a special place in my heart.
This is a city built on faith, strength and fortitude. Two days ago the foundations at the core of this city shook and Christchurch underwent another massive natural disaster just 6 months after the earthquake in September 2010.
Where many other people of cities would have fled for the hills caring only for the safety of their own, Christchurch has banded together with the courage and generosity particular to the Cantabrians and helped one another. Strangers are taking the time to search for missing people and other strangers are taking in homeless people.
This is a city that may have been shaken to fall on her knees but she is not down and she is not defeated. Christchurch will persist in getting to her feet and rebuilding the city that is so dear and near to so many hearts.
The news coverage throughout the last few days has portrayed stories of ordinary people turned heroes and of selfless strangers doing everything in their power to help their neighbour, their friend, a stranger.
The people of New Zealand and the world who watch stand in awe of the stoic courage and hope that the Christchurch people have shown in the face of great calamity.
This is my prayer and hope for Christchurch, a city very dear to my heart that is home to some of my favourite people…
“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed by.” (Psalm 57:1) Lifting up Christchurch in prayer tonight…May your strength and hope shine through and may it be a beacon to the rest of us. May God be with you all. May the Lord still the earth beneath your feet. May He strengthen your foundations. May those that are trapped be sheltered under the Lord’s wings and kept safe til they can be rescued…May those who are waiting to hear be comforted and strengthened…May those who are scared be encouraged to know that many, many prayers are being lifted up for your city in this hour of her need. And a special prayer for strength and endurance for those brave rescuers amongst fire-fighters, paramedics, police, military, medical staff and good Samaritans.
Christchurch – May God be your foundation as the ground’s foundations tremble beneath your feet.
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