“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Quick update from North Alabama

Our power was restored yesterday afternoon. While I am glad to have power, it is sad to know that a mile from here people lost not only their homes but loved ones well.
Yesterday it was confirmed that two tornados passed through the second was an EF-5. It is inspiring to see the people of AL come together in the midst of this tragedy. There is so much to do. School iout for the boys until who knows when and so we have been volunteering the best we can to keep them safe. We have been feeding the Red Cross Volunteers at church. We have heard so many stories......yesterday we were told about a 3 yr old boy from Phil Campbell who was found alive and in good condition in Mt. Hope, miles and miles away. Praise God! A friend of mine who live 3miles from me was in her home with her 3 kids and husband and the only room left standing was the room they were in. The rest if here neighborhood was completely devastated. We will be going to help them as soon as the police let us in that area.
It def makes you ask the question "why?". Why some and not others. I have heard people blame God for this saying" it was an act of God" I even saw someone post in FB that God was punishing people! ABSURD!!
The bible clearly states that it is the thief(devil) that kills,steals and destroys but God gives life and wants us to live it yo the fullest. -John10:10
If God is good and a loving "father" why would he send tornados to kill and hurt his people. The fact is we live in the world. There is a real heaven and a real hell. A real God and a real devil. God never promised living a life for Him would be easy but He does promise the grace and power to get through. This is a fight. Good against evil. What happened last wednesday is clearly evil....and God wants to bring restoration and healing. He will use all of us to do that.
Do what you can. If you can't donate to the Red Cross or another orginization then give blood or pray. Pray that the help that is needed would be supplied.
Thank you for all your prayers.
Grace and peace,
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misszippy said...

So sad what has happened down there! Glad you are ok. I loved this post--refreshing to hear it from this viewpoint. Take care.

Jessica said...

I think it is amazing how the state has pulled together! Tommy and I drove a Van load of supplies down on Friday...
I am hoping to give blood this afternoon (I went last week during my lunch break at work, but the line to give was too long (a good thing)...so I am going to try again today.)

I think emotions are really running high (expected). Last week I overheard a woman at the relief collection site telling another volunteer that her family had been blessed with no damage...another woman snapped...I don't understand why we all couldn't receive that blessing. It was just sad.
I had not heard about the child from Phil Cambell Amazing!!

Hope y'all continue to stay well!

Julie D. said...

so glad your family is okay. Love your exclamation of good vs. evil. Praise God that He is victorious over all! Praying for your community.

Julie D. said...

that would be 'explanation'...my mind and my fingers are not working together right now!! ;)

ajh said...

It must be heartbreaking. Stay safe.

Teamarcia said...

My heart aches for all of those affected by those terrible storms. Thank God youre ok!

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