Instead of my original plan tonight to write a couple of silly paragraphs whining that I hurt my foot yesterday, please allow me to use this space for something a lot more serious.
As I write this, first responders from Moore and Oklahoma City, OK (and surrounding areas) are frantically trying to find survivors of the monster tornado that hit Moore this afternoon. Please pray for all those trapped in buildings throughout the city, and please say a special prayer for the children who may be trapped and injured in the Briarwood and Plaza Towers Elementary Schools.
My prayer is this: Please God, be with the men and women from the fire departments, emergency medical personnel and law enforcement departments – and the residents of Moore -as they search. Make their eyes sharp and their movements quick and effective. Please, dear Lord, guard the lives of those who wait beneath steel and wood and debris of any kind. Let them feel Your presence and know that You are with them. And when the last person has been found, please God, help the people of Moore rebuild once again.
God’s merciful blessings on all those who wait for word in that ruined city. This night will be endless.