As I write this, I’m looking out my window at the most horrendous amount of damage I have ever witnessed in my 70 years of life. On the night of April 11, we experienced the awesome power of a tornado. I knew something was about to happen; our dogs sensed something. In the period of about 90 seconds, I heard something comparable to a 747 passing over the top of our home.
In seconds, our community was transformed into a disaster area. Huge trees that have stood for nearly a hundred years are now gone. Our neighbors across the street lost their beautiful home, while by the grace of an almighty God, our home was spared.
My heart goes out to this family, our friends. It was a humbling experience for me to see how our neighbors came together to show earnest concern for each other and to offer help to those in need. It’s even more obvious to me now just how little man can be when things far bigger than we are occur that we cannot control.
I offer this as a testimony to the awesome might of an almighty God that kept His hand on my family and all families in our community. But for the grace of God, no lives were lost; we, as a community will recover. I say to any who doubt the existence of an almighty God, He was with us the other night. Things don’t just happen by mere chance; all is in God’s mighty hand.
I take my hat off in sincere gratitude to our Lord and to the compassion of our many friends and neighbors in our community.
May God bless you all.