Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thankful for God's Protection.....

I am so thankful today for the safety and well-being of my daughter who is away at college. She safely waited out the storm last night as a tornado ripped through the middle of the campus at the school she attends.

Fortunately it was only structures that were damaged and no one was killed in this particular tornado but there are areas all around that are mourning the loss of life this morning.

"Thank you Lord Jesus for covering my daughter with your loving arms of protection. While I love her dearly I know that you love her even more. And while I know that I can not be there throughout all of the storms she endures in her life, I know that you will never leave her.

I pray today God that you will surround those who are grieving with angels of mercy and that they will feel your very real presence comforting them. Give them the strength that comes only from your grace as they press on in the days ahead."

I also pray that you have many reasons to be thankful today and every day. To see more of what other's are praising God for visit Iris at Sting My Heart.


tiggerdaisy said...

I'm so thankful that your daughter is safe! Praise God for His provision for your family. Praise God for His provision for those who are mourning today.

Prayers and Blessings,

Tracy said...

Praise God for his protection for your daughter! Thank you for making us aware of this, and others in the area who are in need of our prayers today.


Laurie Ann said...

Praising God for the safety of your daughter and joining in prayer for the ones who so desperately need to be covered in prayer.

Christina said...

I am saying a prayer to thank God for covering your daughter with his protection right away. I am glad to hear she is okay. That must of been one heck of an experience. I pray these tornadoes calm down soon. Its seems like this is going to be a rough summer for some weather wise.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Praise God for His divine protection for sure! We had tornados in Indiana last week and a very close town connected to ours (an hour away) was devastated. Last I heard Columbus Indiana was still under flood waters. The hospital there is supposed to be closed for three months! It is very scarey when these things hit so close to home, huh?
Four were killed in our tornado. Seems there's no where safe...tornados, storms, hurricanes...except for we are safe in HIS arms!! Amen.

Melanie said...

I'm so thankful your daughter was safe!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Amen to that!

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Oh Kelley....YES Praise God she was protect!! Protect your mind and heart by only dwelling on His goodness in this!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Kelly @ Love Well said...

It's been such a crazy year for tornadoes. I'm glad your daughter is safe.

Is that picture really from the storm that went through her school? Because it is freaky.

Mom said...

Kelley -
Praise God that Jessi is safe today
and always! God is good! I am praying today for the scout families in Iowa....what a horrendous experience for these boys!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I knew you lived out that direction. I've been thinking about you in relation to these awful storms. God's peace and protection be yours.


Kim said...

WOW..I'm thankful too that your daughter is ok!!

Bless your TT today.


Susan said...

Oh my Kelly!!!!

I'm thanking God WITH YOU for his protection of your daugther and all those on that campus!


Wish I could give you both a hug now♥

Joyful said...

WOW - Kelley - rejoicing with you that your daughter is safe. So thankful for His loving care and protection.

You already know what/who I'm thanking the Lord for today :o) We went out for dinner to celebrate my son's 16th b'day and now both he and his Dad are "playing with his new toys".

Have a great evening,
Love & prayers,

Jamie said...

Oh my, Kelley! I'm thanking God with you that your daughter is safe. And I'm praying for all those who have suffered devastation.

luvmy4sons said...

Oh my. I am thankful your daughter was safe. My heart breaks for all those recently touched by tragedy through these storms. God have mercy!

Ang baylis said...

You are so right that He loves her more than you! That's so hard to comprehend, really! I'm glad she is safe! I'm thankful for you, Kelley!
Much love,
Angie xoxo

eph2810 said...

Oh, Kelley - I am so glad to read that your daughter is okay...that photo looks so devastating. Was that from your daughter's campus?
I have heard about the boys who lost their life in Iowa at the boy-scout camp. Just horrible. I am standing with you in agreement - may our Lord give the grieving people a peace that surpasses all human understanding.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always...

sharon said...

Praise the Lord for protection. His faithfulness knows no bounds. That picture is so sad!

Praying for you and yours.

LynnSC said...

God's awesome hedge of protection... amazing and wonderful. I am with you... thanking God for her safety.


Lelia Chealey said...

Praising our Protector with you Kelley!
So scary.

Can't believe we're on a real count down now...:)
Love ya,

Mel's World said...

Thank you Jesus for your protection during this a mom I am sure you were worried sick...praise Him for His grace and mercy!