Can you imagine? This photo was taken by Mark McCall.
I titled my post Gone but Not So Much because despite the devastation, God remains on His throne and the people of this community can build back another church in which to worship.
The church may be gone, but the Church will never be gone until Christ calls us home to Heaven. What a glorious day that will be indeed!
Please pray for Magee, MS. Other areas of the state of Mississippi were hit but none so close to my heart.
My family is safe. Without power or water, but safe. All because God's hand surrounded them and kept them safe. While I was sleeping peacefully in my bed some 45 miles away they could have been gone in an instant.
I cannot wait to see how the community recovers from this and hear the stories of how people have worked so hard to provide for their immediate needs. Help has been there practically since it hit. Help will remain in the form of God's servants, rebuilding, rescuing, restoring electricity.
My aunt is getting married Saturday night in this city. I'm praying power is on by then and that all the water is boiled for whatever punch is served at the reception, LOL! They have guests in from California, where her fiance, my future Uncle Chuck, is from. What a way for Mississippi to greet them. We are supposed to be known as the Hospitality State! (Trying to find humor in the midst of this.)
For more information and photos go to http://www.mageenews.com/. And click on the picture for a post about that Scripture. It's become even more real to me now as I pray the hand of God will quiet the hurting there with His love and they will know how He delights in them in the midst of such devastation.