Last week’s storms and tornadoes seemed to roll in quickly and were unexpected by most. In my community the storms came and left while most children were still in school. Some people were paralyzed with fear while others immediately began to find ways to help, support and give comfort to those who were frightened and may have experienced loss. I heard a story of a man who as the storm was passing out of our community immediately headed to the preschool at his church to check on and help the kids, parents and teachers. Many of the parents had arrived just before the storm hit and chose not to leave until the storm had passed. They sought shelter and safety in the hallway of the church building along with their children. Nearly every car in the parking lot was seriously damaged and glass was everywhere but thankfully there was no injury or loss of life. This man was able to help with clean up and by his presence gave many a since of security, protection and peace. In the communities hardest hit by the storm we heard story after story of people coming in to help immediately following the storm with clean up and providing for the physical needs of the families who suffered loss during the storm.
As I thought about these storms, I was reminded that life will always be uncertain. Storms can come at any time in many forms which can dramatically change our lives. For some people the storms come in the form of loss of health, a death of a family member, loss of a relationship, to name just a few. Our hope and prayer at ChristianWorks is that we can help and walk along side those experiencing life’s storms. If you need counseling or we can help you through the support of GriefWorks, KidWorks or AdoptionWorks please call us at (972)960-9981.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”