The devastation of the California fires this week shocks me. Have you seen the images and listened to peoples’ stories in the news and social media?
I grew up in Anaheim, ten minutes from Disneyland, where eerie orange glowing skies and falling ash taunt the theme park’s “Happiest Place on Earth” slogan.
Two agents and a staff member from Books & Such Literary Management, including my own agent, Janet Grant, evacuated their Santa Rosa homes earlier in the week. Agent Rachel Kent’s husband is one of the firefighters bravely battling the flames. Assistant and author Michelle Ule has two adult children who live in homes in the affected neighborhoods as well—one of them in the house he was raised in.
Will they will lose everything or return to their homes? It’s impossible to know. So they wait.
Needless to say, the authors in the agency are praying. And watching Facebook for updates.
These three women aren’t just agents and office staff. They are their clients’ friends.
Would you take a moment to ask the Lord to comfort and sustain them? To calm the wind, and even to send rain? To ease the suffering throughout the state? To strengthen those fighting the flames?