Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday?

For many in my hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Good Friday will now have a connotation beyond the day to remember our Lord’s crucifixion. Shortly before one o’clock today, the first of two tornadoes of the day ripped through the northern part of our city. A mother and her nine week old child were killed, at least 30 people were injured, and numerous people lost their homes. A second storm reportedly moved through the southern part of the county a short time later.

Our family was fortunate. The storm moved north of us and just south of where our daughters live. It was closer to their homes than ours. All in all it was a frightening experience. It was a reminder of the transitory nature of our lives.

Perhaps it is appropriate that this happened on a Good Friday, the day after our Lord told his disciples, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33, NIV)

Lord Jesus, help us to overcome the world.

1 comment:

Leonard Rader said...


Thanks for helping us keep things in perspective.