Last year I wrote about the scariest thing I’d heard that day. Terrifying yes, but not as terrifying as hearing that a tornado a half mile wide is barreling down on the city you live in. I’m not one to normally panic, but I have to say that the word tornado is really scary. Especially so when you don’t have a basement to seek cover in. And how on earth do you avoid something of that size?
According to reports, six tornados touched down in our community yesterday and if you haven’t watched the news, the state of Alabama, like much of the South has experienced terrible devastation.
My family is safe. I’m thankful that while hundreds lost their lives and many lost their homes, we suffer only a mild inconvenience in comparison. We are without electric and expect not to have any for the next four to five days. Thankfully, we do have our home, food, safe drinking water, candles, flashlights and most of all we have each other.
You won’t hear from me until next week. In the meantime, will you join me in praying for those families that have lost everything? Those who have lost their homes, have experienced injury? Or those who no longer have their father, mother, husband, wife or child?
And will you do me another favor? Next time you hear a tornado siren, please don’t ignore it.