By McKrae Game
How are we to respond to Moore Oklahoma being flattened? As I woke up this morning, “51 so far counted dead, 20 children in local school” was on my phone’s screen. As I saw the devastation on the news last night, I was amazed and bewildered, and I absolutely, we absolutely hurt for this town, these families. Today, we are all Oklahomans. I read the article about the children, where parents stood across the street, listening to a man with a bullhorn calling names of surviving children. Cannot imagine! Standing there to hear if your child’s name is called and waiting to not hear, or hearing it and knowing that others will not.
Even many of the families who survived in Moore lost everything. I’ve wondered many times what it would be like if I were to loose everything, but then to loose our families. It hurts to even think about it.
So, “Where is God?” will be the question once again on so many people’s minds today, and honestly rightly so. Many will be saying on the news, “Our hearts and prayers are with you.” It is times of devastation that always bring us to questions and talk about God. The reality is that we live in a sinful world, and God does not play Superman and does not stop things from happening. God seems to not care about our physical comforts, which is very unsettling, if we are honest because it’s certainly a big thing to us. Why does He provide for the seemingly smallest of things, but not spare people’s lives from giant tornadoes, hurricanes, school shootings, planes being hijacked, war, etc.? The only answer we have is God’s sovereign. We cannot and will not understand His plan, but simply trust in Him, that He loves us. This is really a reason to trust in Him as Savior and Lord, to receive eternal life in heaven, because at any moment our life could be taken from us.
Today, we are all Oklahomans, and we grieve the loss for these families and this town. Our hearts and prayers are with them.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your personal Lord and Savior, please at least pray, “Lord, make yourself real to me. Show me You are there. Help me know what to do.” Maybe like the father of the demon possessed son who cried out to Jesus (Mark 9:14-29), “I believe, help me with my unbelief.” If you are ready, “Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me of my sins. I accept You as Lord of my life.” And by the authority of the Word of God, if you’ve said that prayer, then you ARE saved. If you’ve said that prayer, please let me know so I can pray for you and possibly help you in any way.
Lord, we ask that you comfort the families of all those who have lost someone in this town.
Source: Interim DirectorBlog