Today April 30th, 2011 I traveled illegally into Pleasant Grove Alabama, by way of restricted gravel roads owned by the rail road company. I was a passenger in a car of three following behind a friend from high school, be it that was four years ago. This week, Thursday through today my heart has been for those affected by these devastating tornados. I have not slept enough to work effectively. I have not been focused on my job in the moment. My thoughts are racing of how and when can I be out there serving, helping, cleaning, and praying with every step that I took. Praying “Your Kingdom come, You will be done..”.
The sensitive part of this is that I truly feel that these lyrics describe genuinely how ALL of our lives are precious and how more lives were spared than taken denoting that Jesus won the battle against the storms. PLEASE see to this that every life is just as important as the next. What I witnessed today changed my life! I am in no way demeaning the severity of the loss of lives here. I don’t have the answer to the timeless question of “Why?” I have answer to the lost hope, the ones wondering “How do I rebound?” Trust that HE LOVES US! “Oh How He Loves Us” enough that all our lives weren’t taken that were in the paths of destruction. His plan I do not know specifically. I do know His promises are “Yes and Amen” He specifically said multiple times “I will not leave you.” He never has. Friends trust me, His presence can be felt at any second of any day, during any circumstance. Friends if you need prayer, or any more info on How you can experience His love you do not hesitate to contact me. I love you, You who is reading this! He loves you more and better than even your own parent. We are victorious!! What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
“He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane I am a tree bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy. When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory, and I realize just how beautiful you are and how great your affections are for me…”
My spirits Explanation of these lyrics above: although the tornados ranged from EF3 to EF5 (158mph-318mph winds) HIS love for us even greater than that. “when all of a sudden I am unaware of….” He was very mindful of every life that was in the path. His love covers every solitary life taken and still left to clean up and carry on His will, our mission to reach every lost soul. Realizing how beautiful He is after this would seem to be difficult to any skeptic, but if you really look at His face during this entire situation He never wavered! His mercy is abounding!
Finally as I was unboxing and organizing all the donated product I was moved tremendously by the joy in their voice. They are EXCEPTIONALLY grateful to still be living. Now let’s take this mission and conquer it!