After Dale Pierce went through the devastated regions of our city recently, he penned a poem to express his feelings. I asked for a copy to share with you.
Title: Blessed is Each New Day
by Dale T. Pierce
As I walked through Saint Bernard,
I scanned the woe and loss.
I pondered Great Katrina,
And added up the cost.
The buildings all were damaged,
And some were rubble piles.
I knew it would be many days,
‘Fore home they’d come from miles.
Alone I walked through Saint Bernard,
The silence struck me dumb.
The cost and loss beyond compare,
How could such wreckage come?
Now a year has come and gone,
And help still comes and goes.
The hands of God came through His men,
And women, Heaven knows.
We praise the Lord for all He’s done,
We count now praises due.
We thank our God for blessings come,
And hearts He has renewed.
So thank you all for coming,
To help us build our homes.
We thank you for your sacrifice,
For Father’s love you’ve shown.
Our churches still are meeting,
In homes and sheds and more.
We’re praising God for healing,
His Church of ‘us’ restored.
When you go home our one request
Is pray, and pray, and pray.
For Father’s hand is great to bless,
And blessed is each new day.
(I’m certain you have Dale’s permission to reprint it.)
David Crosby of the FBC of NO sent an email this week which we in turn forwarded to all our pastors, announcing the Second Katrina Anniversary Prayer Rally. The date, of course, is Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 7 pm, at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans, 5290 Canal Boulevard.