“All you could hear were screams“, someone said. They were speaking of children in school and by those aiming to help the children. What happened in Oklahoma was a complete tragedy and even hard to believe. It is almost impossible to say “I understand what you are going through”, because over 150 people were said to have been affected and over 20 deaths. This is such a tragedy. Homes, schools, companies, etc. were torn to pieces. I have experienced tough hurricanes in Florida, but that tornado was something I did not expect can happen.
Why am I even talking about this? Not to get blog views, but to remind the church to pray. Let’s not say “I’m praying” and we only talk to God for a minute for these people. Let us go before God and really cry out to Him to give these families peace of mind, and for doors to be opened. We do not always understand what God is doing (Isaiah 55:8), but we just have to trust Him.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength: (Isaiah 26:3-4).
There is not much that many of us can do to help them, but we all can pray. We should never let tragedies come before we pray for others, but we should never see people in need and not pray. Let this cause the church to wake up and pray more. God is going to help His people, especially Oklahoma, but we all must turn to Him.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
– Tovares Grey