Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tornadoes and the Peace of the Lord!
It's tornado season here in Arkansas. I'm starting to get used to the sound of the sirens going off. These last two weeks have been horrible! Well, Monday was the worst of it. There were several tornado producing storms ( 10 tornadoes officially confirmed in central AR) Well, there was one headed right for us. I don't mind thunder storms unless they're headed for me. The clouds were so huge and dark! I started getting really nervous as the weather guy said that it was a huge powerful storm that contained a large tornado.
(photo credit: WTVY news)
So the prayers began. We lost power and gathered near the bathroom,(our tornado shelter.) Then I remembered the verse I got earlier that day via text from the American Bible Society.
"Do not be afraid- I am with you! I am YOUR God.... I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you." Isaiah 41:10
I looked at it earlier in the day and thought it was a good verse but it didn't really apply (or so I thought) to what I was dealing with at the time. Boy, was I wrong!! It was perfect timing! And brought much peace during some scary moments!
Thankfully and only by God's grace the stormed moved north of us and didn't go over us!! Praise Jesus! :)
There was much damage in a small town of Vilonia, AR (about 40 minutes away.)Where four people were killed.
Please pray for the families who lost loved ones and their homes in the tornadoes.
When has the Lord brought peace in the midst of a scary or difficult situation??