It has been two years. In some ways it feels like it was yesterday, and in others, it feels like an eternity ago. It is still hard to put into words all the feelings from that day.
To our brothers and sisters in Moore, Oklahoma who are now starting one the same journey that we have been on these last two years, hang on to God. He is the only reason we have made it so far. He is the provider and sustainer of our faith. Trust in Him despite the circumstances and let Him work it for His glory.
In so many ways I wish we didn’t have to start on this journey two years ago. Yet in some ways I see the good through it.
If we hadn’t had the tornado, the churches wouldn’t have had such a reason to band together to show our community the love of our Savior. We got to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting community. We got to meet so many people from all over the United States who gave up vacation time to come and help us dig out and rebuild. We allowed others to be a blessing to us in their service.
If I have learned anything, it is that life is fleeting. Make the most of your time, love on your family, be present in each moment. You only have one chance, make the most of it. Don’t put off whatever it is God is calling you to as you may not have another chance to obey.
Don’t let a chance to show someone the love of Christ to slip away. Hug your kids more, laugh more often. Enjoy today and the many blessings you have been given. We are not promised tomorrow, so live in today.
I am going to close with what I posted on my Facebook page earlier:
In some ways it doesn’t feel like it has been two years. In other ways, it feels like it was an eternity ago when it happened. From out of the chrysalis of pain and chaos, we are emerging stronger and more beautiful than before. May we continue on, remembering what happened, yet moving on in faith and hope, as we continue our journey in this life. May 22, 2011 was just a moment in history, may it mold our future without defining it. May it serve as an Ebeneezer without being made into an idol. Let us remember while moving on with hope. Let us bear witness to the glory of God about what He has done during the trial and as we continue past it. While I will never forget that day and the start of a new direction in our journey, I look forward to the future and whatever it may bring with hope and anticipation to see what blessings will come. Our prayers go to Moore as their similar journey has just