From Ira Kapitonova in Kyiv (Day 405):
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!
This psalm so appropriately tells us to tell of God’s wondrous works. When we are surrounded by grief, trauma, and loss, it is vital for us to remember God’s faithfulness in the past and look for it in our present.
A volunteer of a medical stabilization station near the frontlines, Oksana Korchynska, shared a miracle story.
They brought in a wounded soldier. A projectile exploded next to him, so they expected terrible wounds to his abdomen. The wound looked big, and you could see book fragments inside. As the doctors prepared for surgery, they did an ultrasound, expecting to see a projectile fragment in the abdomen, but there was nothing. Meanwhile, they removed the soldier’s belt bag and saw the New Testament cut in half by the projectile fragment.
Isn’t it amazing to see God’s power in action?
As we are encouraged by this miraculous story, let us keep praying for our defenders, especially those in the most intense portions of the frontline – Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mariinka. Let’s pray for the civilians living in the active combat zone and the towns shelled by the Russian army daily. Let’s pray for protection from massive missile and drone attacks. Let’s pray for God’s power to be manifested and His justice to be restored.