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?