Just days later Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the USA. The devastation was enormous. But suddenly the words of Cry Out to Jesus took on a really prophetic meaning. Third Day made the song available for download, and for every download, money was donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. In just a matter of days, well over US$100,000 was raised. At the time, Third Day's lead singer Mac Powell noted:
"We can't turn on the news without our hearts breaking for the people suffering through the devastation left by Katrina. Our sincere desire for "Cry Out To Jesus" is to offer hope to hurting people. We know people's lives will be forever changed by the storm that hit this week. Our prayers and thoughts are with our brothers and sisters and their families in the Gulf States. Whe hope this song can bring even a small amount of hope and light to this dark hour." - Mack Powell (Third Day) Go to the Third Day website!
New Zealand has had its own catastrophe this week. It is our hope and prayer that this video might bring comfort today to someone who is mourning and hurting.