Wednesday, February 06, 2008

WW Through the Storm

Not since the tornadoes of Janurary 2002, has Jackson,Tn experienced such devastation. Last evening Union University was all but obliterated by a twister. Many North Jackson residents and businesses are still without power. As of this time there are only 2 known fatalities, but many are physically wounded and some will be emotionally scarred for life.

This all happened about one-half mile from my baby sister's house. She actually saw the funnel cloud as it approached the school. She and her family took refuge in their bathroom. After the storm had blown through, they went to her in-laws' house for the night.

Cowboy was at home. He was praying. I was at work 14 miles away. We were operating under a Code T. This meant getting all of the patients out of their rooms and into the hallways. For a couple of hours we waited for the ALL CLEAR signal. Long story short, we did not sustain any damage from the storm.

While I am saddened at the devastation suffered by a neighboring city, I am so thankful that the Lord took care of me through it all. All of my family are safe and sound. He has seen us through another storm. His grace has once again been sufficient for me.

Please join me today in this prayer for those affected by the tornadoes. Dear Lord, comfort all of those who are mourning the loss of loved ones. Be near to those who are broken-hearted. For all who have lost homes, provide a safe haven for the days ahead. For the students that no longer have their personal belongings, dorm, or classroom, grant them the courage to aid in the clean-up and the resolve to continue their education when circumstances become favorable.

Dear Lord, strengthen all those who are laboring to restore power to the community. Grant wisdom to the authorities as they restore order to the city. And stir your people to unite in prayer and labors to rebuild the city. Amen.


C. H. Green said...

Amen! I was thrilled to hear of the testimonies coming from the students as they praised God for His grace and protection. As you look at the footage it is obvious that God had his hand on us all. Glad you're okay sis.

Anonymous said...

I'll try not to ever say again"My prayers are just hitting the ceiling." He heard me in that bathroom last night. My God answers prayer!

C. H. Green said...

What do people do without Him? Things are certainly improving here. I know it's because you all are lifting us up. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Glad all of you are safe.

Oh my, more odd weather. We have had over 2 ft. of snow since first of the year. And it hasn't been warm enough to melt anything. Suppose to get warmer temps here this weekend.

Look up for our redemption draw near.

David said...

praise God, from whom all blessings flow.