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in an instant.
A tornado making it way through neighborhoods of people, of families...
Those families did not expect this, plan for this, budget for the loss...
They could not prepare their children for what happened, they could
not have ever anticipated this...a tornado in the city. It just doesn't happen..
or so we thought.
In an instant, there world has changed for these people.
Many are scared, angry, in shock, cold...
God's timing in perfect? God knows what he is doing? God is all powerful
I am praying that His love will wrap them up..His care will be poured out on them..His
answers to the questions of "why?' will be enough...in time.
But for now, how can we be that love, that care, that voice? There are
residents there that didn't know that any one knew they existed...that lost hope
that any one cared...Will they hear God's voice in the storm? Will they feel
His love and his comfort? Our opportunity is right before us here...how can
we be His hands, His feet?
May the outpouring of love be enough that the residents feel not a resentment of
"Why me?" but a feeling of community and love that allows them to feel
"Why me-- What have I ever done to deserve such love showered upon me in
this tragedy? Why me..to have received such compassion and care by strangers?
by God? That is my prayer...that God will move as powerfully in the lives of these
families as the tornado did through their neighborhoods.
But for now, these families are devastated...they are hurting...they have immediate
needs. The regular demands of life don't stop and wait until every one can
catch their breath...life just keeps happening...and the need is great.
As I ask this morning, How can we help? How can my family be His hands?
Our offerings may be small, but we will
trust that God will multiply them..to feed five thousand.