I read this in the newsletter from and Bear Makes 3 today and I wanted to pass it on. Since I lived in Oklahoma for over forty years, my heart especially goes to those that experienced this horrific tornado in Moore.
Reflections about the tornado
Amidst the countless posts about the tornado that devastated Moore there was this desperate question posted by one: "Where is God??"
This is a very difficult question but I would ask you consider this:
God is in the rubble where one was protected.
God is in the rescuer whose hand pulls them out.
God is in the teacher who sacrificed selflessly as a shield for precious students.
God is in the comfort given to one who has lost everything, the tears shed with another as they say goodbye to things and people precious to them.
God is in those who rally together to bring help, hope and comfort to those who are suffering.
He is in every kind act, every hand outstretched, every tear shed and every prayer spoken.
God is the outpouring of love that is rising from the rubble.
He is the beauty being raised from these ashes.
God is the determination to keep searching for that one, to get through the pain and loss and devastation, to keep digging and when the worst is over--to rise and build again.
In fact, it seems it would be far easier to answer where God isn't.
I encourage you to step up, be God's hands outstretched to those who are suffering.
Be a voice in prayer for those who have no prayer in their heart.
Hope for those who at this moment cannot hope. Vision for those who cannot see past their own pain and loss.
Cry the tears for those who have no tears left to shed.
Give what God has given you to give.
Rally together and bear the burdens of our brothers and sisters in Oklahoma.
Answer their desperate questions and let them see exactly where God is!!!!
FYI - And Bear Makes 3 is located in the historic downtown of Moore.