Friday, April 29, 2011

Coming Home....

Ryan had quite an eventful week in Alabama. I'm so thankful he's on his way home right now.

We really, really need to pray for everyone affected by these tornadoes. Even simple things are a challenge right now in Alabama. Ryan was so thankful that he had almost a full tank of gas before the tornadoes hit because it's almost impossible to get gas in Alabama or Southern Tennessee right now. The lines are super long at stations that actually do have power and many stations don't.

Ryan drove through Glade Springs, Virginia tonight at dusk and it was sobering. He said he felt like he was in a movie. The destruction went on for 10 miles. Hotels flattened. Tractor trailers flipped over. Trees obliterated. Tons of emergency vehicles and power company trucks lined the highway. Five people died there on Wednesday night. So, so sad. It makes me so thankful.

Life is so precious and so fragile. I hope and pray that you each know with confidence where you'll spend eternity. Romans 10:9 says, "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." I believe with all my heart that Jesus desires to have a personal relationship with each of us and it's through that relationship that we can receive forgiveness for our sins and spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus. I'm so thankful that Jesus is RIGHT NOW preparing a place for us in Heaven. What comfort!

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