I would like to express my most deepest sympathies to all who is affected by this past storm.
The stories, pictures and media, can not show or express what is in your hearts and minds. These can not show your heartache, devastation and loss. Just watching what I have seen and heard, I have cried and wept for you. I don’t understand nor will I ever claim to.
My heart aches and saddened by this loss and for you, your families and friends.
My sincere prayers are with you and for you tonight and the days to come.
Sometimes I wonder what difference one persons prays could make. They can change the world of many.
We are still “ONE NATION” and a nation “UNDER GOD.” We are “ONE NATION UNDER GOD.” Amen!
When one part of our nation hurts the rest of it feels it also. I truly believe this. I know this passage of Scripture is talking about the body of Christ being and working as one, I would like to apply it to “US, that is, YOU and ME,” in this country, we are on body, “ONE NATION.” When one suffers (hurts) we all feel it in some way, we are all affected.
The rest of the passage before this verse is as follows: 1 Corinthians 12:14-26 (NKJV) 14 For in fact the body (nation-just think of “the body” as OUR country, OUR nation as “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”) is not one member but many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
We need one another! No one is above or better than the other. We all serve a specific and important place, just don’t pass yours off to someone else because you don’t think isn’t as important than someone else…or visa-versa. 🙂
Like we have seen and experienced in past tragedies and devastations in our country, it has been the care we “THE PEOPLE” have pulled together by love, grace and mercies of the mighty Living God, the great I AM, the creator of all heaven and earth, the father of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, which He is working in and through the hearts of people, for people.
Oklahoma can not make this ‘new journey’ they are now facing on their own.
There are many who will be able to go and help physically, financially, health and medically, giving and taking needed food and supplies. There will be ones going to help set up temporary housing and such. Schools and churches will be opening their door to help in any way and so will other business and the like. There are numberous ways of helping theses in Oklahoma. Please, don’t get so busy and caught up in all the necessary “doing” of things, take the time to stop and pray for them. Prayer can and has moved nations. Prayer can certainly move and work on the behalf of every person this has touched in some way by this past “storm”.
Let us ALL, daily remember to pray for these in need of much prayer. Some of us may not be able to be there or do anything ‘physically,’ but WE ALL CAN PRAY!
My prayers and thoughts go out to each one of you all. To those who are hurting and suffering, to the medical aid staff and hospitals, service men and women, search and rescue, police, firemen/women, EMT’s, Red Cross (and others), the city and state officials and any others; to ALL of you who are there in the middle of this terrible tornado aftermath and giving yourselves to what needs to be done. As I mentioned before many schools, churches, businesses, and individuals will b opening their doors to many, I pray for you. I ask for wisdom, encouragement and the ability to do the task that is being set before you. It is not going to be easy. I applaud those of you who are there to lend that hand to those in need. Lord bless you for your work, nothing is TOO small.
I trust you will continue in your faith in God and look to HIm for your comfort where there seems to be none is sight. He is there with you, be encouraged tonight and the days ahead.
Lord bless you, this is sent with much prayer to you.
Many others have posted about this tornado in Moore, OK, please check out their thoughts. 🙂 They have a lot of good things to add far more than I. Be encouraged all, be encouraged. \o/
- Night of the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy (bethelcofchrist.wordpress.com)
- Say a Prayer Today (joaynn510.wordpress.com)
- Oklahoma Prayer (12itisfinished.wordpress.com)
- #PrayForOklahoma (trueknights.wordpress.com)
- Moore Oklahoma Tornado 20 May 2013 (catholicglasses.com)