All across the South this Spring, from Oklahoma through South Carolina and then North into Virginia, hundreds of killer tornadoes have left a deadly trail of destruction. Last count, 215 dead, and many more injured.
” From April 26th through the 28th a storm system slowly moved from the Central U.S. to the East Coast producing an unprecedented amount of violent tornadoes. Some of the same areas that experienced severe weather, also dealt with flooding as snow melt from an abnormally high snow pack caused rivers to swell and excessive rainfall pushed rivers over their banks.” (Read more … )
Live video during tornado in Joplin, MO!
232 Still Unaccounted for After Deadly Tornado Hits Joplin, Missouri And that’s just in and around Joplin. It’s not about the numbers, though, but simply the huge loss of life. Young and old. Rich and poor. It’s heart-wrenching!
As horrible as these experiences were for those hit, for the survivors, and for the rest of us to watch and grasp, a couple of interesting things are noticeable.
In the video from Jopin, you can hear a woman in the background repeating the name, “Jesus … Jesus … Father God, Jesus …” She is praying, not cursing. I find that remarkable! She does not stop as the killer storm smashes the windows and threatens their lives.
Please, take stock of all you have. Be grateful, and join me in helping our neighbors in the South!
We don’t need the government to come and fix everything, although any help is good. We can’t help the loved ones lost, but we can keep survivors from mourning alone. Who is my neighbor? Remember the Good Samaritan! It’s time for neighbor to help neighbor, which ultimately, helps us all!