The horror of the tornado that hit Moore Ok. earlier this month will take years to mitigate ~ to restore peoples lives. Their homes have been destroyed completely. Home is not just a word for a roof over their heads. Home is a place of safety and security; it is where peace invites one to relax from the toils of the day. Home is a place of security where children are raised and a treasure of memories is collected. Having a home totally annihilated is a devastation to the property, and also to the spirit. How, Oh Lord, will they recover? Many are thankful that they did not lose any loved ones. This thankfulness puts the loss in perspective for them. One woman who runs a daycare put herself and her six little ones 1 to 3 years old in closets and saved them all. Imagine the terror in the hearts of the parents and the thankfulness in discovering those precious babies alive!
One can also find on the scene of
destruction many churches and organizations supplying essentials like food, water, blankets, diapers, and other necessities to the victims in Oklahoma. Like the history of our great nation, the heart to
help our neighbors in trouble is in full bloom again with volunteer workers helping individuals find anything that might be left and to clean up debris.
In tragedy, the true “nature” of a country is exposed.
I am so proud to be an American when I see the people of this land selflessly giving money and time and labor to help those hurting and in need. It’s the soul of this nation founded on God’s love and His principles. Despite the enemy trying to tear down God in our nation, He arises in glory through the people’s desire to help their fellow countrymen in need. Tragedy cannot keep the glory of God from bursting forth from the hearts of our people.