When I looked outside yesterday morning I could barely see the red rocks on my trails. They seemed to be covered in some kind of fog.
But we rarely get fog here. And especially not in June.
A heavy cloud has covered the land.
And not just your ordinary fleecy cloud that fades away when the sun gets hot.
This seems like a cloud of doom. A cloud of destruction.
And that’s what it is.
It’s weighing over me so I’m going to take a break from being funny, or silly, or adventurous today.
Because what is covering up my rocks is the smoke drifting over from the Yarnell Fire.
This fire has made national news due to the loss of nineteen hotshot firefighters. These young men were husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. They left families and friends behind who are in deep grief over their loss.
This fire has destroyed about two hundred houses and other buildings in Yarnell, and has caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents in the towns of Yarnell and Peeple’s Valley.
And the fire is still running wild and is nowhere near being contained.
So today, rather than telling you about one of my adventures I’m going to ask for prayer instead.
Please pray for all of those who lost a loved one.
Please pray for all those who have lost a home, and for all those who have been evacuated from their homes.
Shelters have been set up for evacuated animals. Please pray for the animals too.
Please pray for the safety of the many people who continue to fight this fire.
And please pray for rain. Lots of it. We haven’t had rain in so long and it’s so dry here. Our rainy season should start in a few days. Please pray that it starts right away- at least over that fire.
Did I do okay, person?
I hope they put that fire out right away because I’m ready for another adventure.