Oklahoma We’re Praying For You
Magen Stanley, 5, walks away from her grandparents destroyed home after a tornado hit the area near 149th and Drexel on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger)
As a nation we weep. One of the most devastating tornadoes in history has annihilated the town of Moore, OK and gripped all of our hearts.
I watched the news as it broadcast the live tornado for 40 minutes and then began to show the destruction as the people came crawling out from under it.
I have no words for the grief that I imagine these parents feel. I had spent my day at Lauren’s school monitoring the weather as we were under a slight risk for severe storms, thank God none came. But for these parents, the nightmare became a reality and they lost many of their children.
Oklahoma, we’re praying for you.
Lord comfort them, help them as they grieve and let hope fill them again as they go through the motions of what I’m sure will be emotional and physiological impact of the trauma they’ve faced and will continue to experience as their lives unfold, forever changed.
“May Your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.” Psalms 33:22
You alone are our hope oh Lord. You alone.