The Road to Sixty – Day 234
Today is hard.
If you are reading this and you have watched the news for Middle Tennessee you know about the tragic news with the early Tuesday morning tornadoes.
I was sitting with a group of older men this morning when my phone went off and a message saying, “Have you heard about?” Listing a name of a dear friend.
My heart sank… I brought this up to these older men drinking their coffee and talking the politics and whatever is happening in the world. Immediately they stopped, there were tears in their eyes (they did not know who I was speaking of) and one of them said, “Time to pray”. So in the midst of McDonalds in this circle prayers were lifted up.
I left to go and make phone calls, then my phone goes off again. It’s our CARE team leader, there is an older man that has passed away (not tornado related) and they need assistance with the family. I travel to the location to assist the local police. There was the family heartbroken about their loss…
My heart hurts again.
After leaving I came back home and most of this day has been spent praying, talking with people and grieving.
There are many that will not sleep tonight.
So when you cannot sleep….pray. Be diligent with purpose.
When you are hurting, talk. To someone. I’m here.
Don’t think you have to have all the answers.
Be careful how you post (if you must)
Help in the way you can.
Tonight my heart hurts for many people, young and old.
“Oh, yes He cares, I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief.”