Song for Oklahoma (and Newtown, Boston, 9/11…)

Posted: May 21, 2013 in General

My heart is heavy today for those experiencing loss as a result of the Oklahoma tornadoes.  Tragedies are hard, but with all the ministry we did for kids, it really hurts to see them and their families suffer.

Wendy’s house was hit by a tornado as a child (she made it to the storm cellar with only seconds to spare).  Thankfully, no one was injured, but it had a profound effect on her for a long time.  We had some close calls growing up in Indiana and I had frequent recurring tornado nightmares up through my early teen years.

But I can only imagine what these people and others who have been devastated before in tragedies have gone through.  We pray for strength, hope and healing.

This also also brought back the memories of Newtown…Boston…9/11.   So often in times of tragedy, there is an initial huge outpouring of support and help, which is awesome, but when the dust settles and other events start to dominate the news cycle is when those affected really need prayer and support.

Let’s not forget to also remember those who are still dealing with the scars and memories of past tragedies and losses.

Wendy wrote a Wendy & the James Gang song that we often used to close our shows.  It’s called “We Will Pray for You”.  I meant to share this song after Newtown and I didn’t get it done.  I don’t want to make the same mistake again.

Please join us…

We will pray for you…through the wind and the rain, and the sunny days, too…with all our love, we will pray for you.


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