Echoes of Joy

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit . . .” (Psalm 34:18)

The recent tornadoes that ripped through Moore, Okla., as well as Shawnee and the surrounding areas, have left us all reeling. Those of us who live in Oklahoma are familiar with the damage tornadoes can do. Each spring, we prepare for severe weather, even though we know it can happen at any time. We’ve been cautioned to register our storm cellars with City Hall in case we need to be rescued after a storm and to keep a first aid kit and an emergency supply of water in the cellar in case we’re trapped for a short time. And we pray that we won’t need any of it.

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