My sweet friend in laws (Heather's husbands parents!) live in Tuscaloosa. Seeing those pictures of all the devastation, I am so grateful that they are okay. At this very moment they are ministering to some students from the University of Alabama. Dan is a pastor, so I know that they have had people in their congregation that have also been impacted. Three of our students from Arlington, TX are at Alabama and they are also all okay. With so much loss of life and destruction of property, I am very grateful. I am also so deeply saddened for all of those that did not get such good news. I am praying that people will know the God of all Comfort in a profound way. I'm also praying for my dear friends Dan and Julie and they minister to their community. They are amazing people and servants of Jesus.
|This is Alan and I with Julie and Dan after the wedding last year. We love them!|
|One fish, two fish|
|Red fish, blue fish|
So today - we can be thankful for the most basic of things - such as safety, shelter, food, water, clothing and all the extras that most of us have when so many have just lost everything. We can also be thankful for the opportunities that the Lord gives us to enjoy life, be creative and bless others. Life is always a mix of sorrow and of joy. Let's be mindful of both.