Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pray for Oklahoma




My thoughts and prayers are with all of Oklahoma this morning, but especially those who reside in the city of Moore. 

Anxiety, than relief, flooded my heart as I was able to quickly make contact with loved ones in Oklahoma City. Google Maps helped me to quickly discern that family members were not involved in the chaos and devastation of Moore, but it was definitely a relief to speak with them via "Facebook"!!!


"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom do I fear? The Lord is my life's refuge; of whom am I afraid?" 
~ Psalm 27:1~


As I was searching for Scripture passages that offer words of encouragement, Chris Tomlin's "God of Angel Armies" lyrics popped into my head.  I love this song, and Mary and Ben love it too! We always "crank it" loud when it comes on K-Love Radio in the minivan.






And as I was tucking my daughter into bed last night, I overheard this conversation between Ben and Luke (who share a bedroom).

Ben:  "Are you scared, Luke?"

Luke:  "No, I'm not scared."

Ben:  "Well, if you are scared of storms, you don't have to be.  You know why?"

Luke:  "Nope."

Ben:  "Because Jesus is with you.  He's always with you.  He's in your heart."

I died just a little!!!  So very grateful for the gift of faith during times like this.  I can't imagine getting through life, otherwise.  And to think...we didn't allow our kiddos to watch any direct news coverage of the Moore, OK devastation.  They're getting really good at "reading between the lines".


 

6 comments:

  1. Your children are so sweet! They know that there is nothing to fear when Jesus is with them. Even admist all of the pain, destruction and suffering in Oklahoma. God is in control! Love Chris Tomlin's music too :)

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  2. Yes, yes! So many prayers. I cannot even imagine the horror they lived through! What a sweet conversation between Luke and Ben!

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  3. Praying along with you Val... : )

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  4. The conversation between your boys just melted my heart. What a testament to your good mothering!

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  5. That was so sweet. Children's faith is so pure. Praying right along with you and everyone else.

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  6. Joining you in prayer for all in Oklahoma.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie