It was a wild last night at our house, and I am sure at many other houses throughout the State of Alabama. Tornados ripped through our state with a frequency and magnitude I have not seen before.
I am thankful that our house, neighborhood and town do not appear to have been very hard hit, although another part of our county as well as the county where I work suffered severe damage. And I mourn for the loss of life that I know has happened and which will be revealed during the day.
As the sun comes up, the full extent of what happened will be revealed, and the full enormity of the damage as well. The effects of what happened here, in this state, will begin to sink in with an immediacy that even the highest amount of compassion can’t give you unless you have been to, or know someone from, that place.
Almost everyone in our state has driven to or conducted business in at least one of the places that have been damaged. Because we are one of the smaller states population wise, even if our area survived intact, many of us are concerned about relatives and friends in other areas of the state.
So today, I will pray a prayer of gratitude for the storm passing over me and mine this time, and a prayer for healing and hope and comfort for every one of those people whom the storms hit, and the families of those who were killed. And then see what else I can do to help from where I am….
Please have a good day, and stay safe, wherever you are!