Lives Leveled: God’s Role in the Oklahoma Tornado


We live in a sin cursed world. We have to remember that God has a plan that was set in place before there was time. We have to trust him.
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Connie Taylor Parson grew up in the Midwest and has seen many tornados.

In the wake of Monday’s Monster Oklahoma tornado, I asked our Facebook fans if they had ever been in or near a tornado and to share their experience.

Connie responded, “They are fascinating, powerful, awe-inspiring, beautiful, ugly and terrifying…all wrapped up in one swirling force! They can give you a helpless feeling, realizing there is nothing you can do to control them. The best you can do is to be prepared and take cover. They are short-lived, and the sun will shine again.”

Reading her statement and watching this coverage has reminded me of how powerful our God is. I have lived a lot of my life with crippling anxiety of anything and everything. But, more recently, God has given me the blessing of that “helpless” feeling that Connie describes. In the face of unpredictable and horrific tragedies like Monday’s monster tornado, we can either cower in fear or we can accept that we are not in control of the meteors that hit Russia, or the sink hole that swallowed a man in his bed in Florida, or the devastating collapse of an elementary school full of children – under the weight of some swirling clouds.



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