Like much of our state, I feel as if I have no words to offer. Last Wednesday, Alabama was ravaged by multiple severe tornadoes. Our beloved Tuscaloosa was devastated by an enormous tornado; we watched in horror as the local television station broadcast the formation of a tornado that grew to be nearly a mile wide. We spent the evening glued to the weather reports, praying that the Lord would be merciful.
We are thankful that none of our loved ones or close friends were harmed or received serious damage. But the damage and loss of life is really unfathomable. I can't shake images of the rubble, and my heart aches to think of babies that need diapers, wives that have lost their husbands, whole neighborhoods that have been flattened.
As I ache, I pray, hoping for clarity in a way that this mama to little ones should serve. The needs are overwhelming. Yet God is sovereign, and we know that he will glorify himself through this tragedy.
"Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you."