As is normal for me on Sunday evening, I flipped on the Weather Channel to prepare for my day tomorrow. What I am watching has me glued, like a Garfield suction cupped to a car-window. Mike Bettis from the Weather Channel just got to Joplin, Missouri, right after a large tornado struck the town — and it’s horrific.
Sitting here, praying for these people, I’m so thankful for being where I am right this very instant. All of a sudden my worries aren’t significant. People are crawling out of their houses. Yet, the houses are nothing but rubble. An possible explosion just happened at the hospital…and the hospital has no windows that I can see. It’s still standing, but the damage is significant.
And all they are asking for are doctors and nurses to come to the scene. People are walking around, looking for their neighbors, cars and pickup trucks smashed.
This is something we normally don’t see on television. It takes time to get crews to the scene of a tragedy like this and normally, it’s with a police presence and very controlled.
So, tonight, I’m praying for the health, well-being and peace of mind for the people affected by this storm. I’m also adding a link to the American Red Cross for donations. Because every little bit helps.