shel-ter n [origin unknown] 1: something that covers or affords protection
The news is devastating. Lives lost. Children lost.
Disaster has struck again. This time it’s tornadoes. Sometimes, it’s earthquakes. Other times it’s hurricanes, blizzards, wildfires or some other act of nature that reminds us just how small we really are. Our lives are fragile and precious. We cling to one another and seek shelter from life’s storms. Shelter in our homes, schools, workplaces, and places of worship. Today, we are grateful to have shelter. We grieve for those who have lost theirs. We grieve for those who have lost loved ones.
We’ll talk about beautiful homes tomorrow. Every home’s beauty is bound up by those who dwell in it. Today, we are sending prayers for Oklahoma.