A few days ago, we had a power outage here at the University of Indianapolis. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves. I lit some candles, but as the day got darker, it became clear we had to “evacuate”. Thankfully, the weather outside was a solid 50F. I took the family to a movie theater nearby to watch Ice Age 4 and in that, pass time. By the time we returned, thankfully, power had been restored. It was hard envisioning going to bed without electrical power. I know millions worldwide go nights without power – trust me, I’m from Nigeria – but still, it’s difficult.


Now imagine the millions of people still without power in New York and New Jersey. Some have been in this condition for 8 days and counting, with the weather dipping sometimes, below 31-degree F. Our prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in NY and NJ left without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. This tribulation will but make you stronger and more resilient. Please make the most with the little you’ve got. God is present!

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33