Today, Governor Greg Abbott met with Texans at a church in Rockport, one of the cities hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey. He started his speech by reassuring the people of Texas that he has faith in their resiliency.
"We all know one thing, and that is there is storm as tough as the people of Texas," said the Republican governor. "We will rise gain and we will rebuild this town and any affected areas in the entire state of Texas."
Governor Abbott doesn't just have faith in the resiliency of Texans; he has faith in God.
"But as we gather today, here at this church, it's important that we remember that the greatest power that exists is the power of God, and the way that God can touch and move all of our lives," he told the crowd.
Gov. Abbott gives credit to God for all of the successful rescue efforts that have happened in Texas. He also gives God the credit for motivating people to give of themselves.
"It was God acting through the lives of so many Texans who came to the rescue of other Texans. It was the power of God that was able to pull people out of the water and literally save them."
Because Gov. Abbott sees the work of God so powerfully in Texas during this natural disaster, he instituted a Day of Prayer in Texas.
"By the power vested in me as governor of the state of Texas, I am declaring this Sunday, September 3rd, as a day of prayer in Texas," declared Abbott to loud applause.
"This is the day where we will pray for all those who are effected. We will pray for the first responders, for those who have volunteered to help others. We will pray—regardless of what faith or church you may have—as one people for the future of the state and for the future of this country. For healing and for help— for rebuilding—and for the next great generation of Texas.
What a powerful testament to how faith in God can transform a situation. In other Texas news, Emmy Award Winning Television Host Donates $1,000,000 for Harvey Victims.