To be still and know that He is God.

April 11, 2012

The thing is, this is the kind of stuff that happens to other people. Not to you or me or people we know. Yet, this is real and he is a friend, dare I say even a good friend, from college–a fellow UCSDer and an InterVarsity brother. And he has been missing since Sunday.

Guillermo was out hiking with his family in the Anza Borrego Desert, exploring the mud caves, and in a matter of minutes, vanished. What gets me is that there has not been a single trace of him found save for a few footprints leading out of a cave.

When I think back on conversations in Sierra Summit, frequently running into him on the shuttle, and certainly not having a teeny tiny crush on him for several months, ahem, it is simply mind-boggling to put such tangibility to the current situation.

It has been a week of disbelief, uncertainty, and many prayers. (Oh my scary, if anything like this were to ever happen to my family or B, I think I’d absolutely lose my mind.) But I cling to the truth that God is sovereign, His love endures, and His wisdom prevails.

Father, You sustained Your Son in the desert for 40 days without food or water, and You promise that faith the size of a mustard seed moves mountains. We pray that You cover Guillermo in Your protection, guard him in Your safety, bless his family with strength and comfort, and fuel this community that has rallied up with hope. We trust that Guillermo will be found safe and sound soon.

[Hiker Missing in Borrego Springs]


One Response to “To be still and know that He is God.”

  1. Carla Says:

    Amen. Praying for Guillermo and his fam!

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