The Rt. Rev. Errol Brooks writes from Anguilla on the storm that devastated parts of his diocese
Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Diocese of the Northeastern Caribbean and Aruba:
Hurricane Irma has dealt a hard blow to the people of our diocese and beyond. We are grateful to Almighty God for sparing our lives and we mourn for those whose lives were ended. Let me urge you to remember the Apostle Peter when he got out of the boat to join Jesus walking on the water. He was fine until he let the winds and waves distract him from the Lord. When he began to sink, he cried out; “Jesus, save me.” And He did.
As we go through these difficult days of cleaning up after Irma and struggling with the loss of life and property, let me urge you to be like Peter. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Remember also the words from the Urbs…”Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee. Trust ye in the Lord forever, for our Rock of Ages is the LORD.”
Please pray for one another and do not let Satan cause you to stumble. Many of our places of worship have been damaged but few of the flock taken from us. By God’s grace, we will rebuild and prosper in our Lord Jesus.
Your bishop and friend,