So much can change in an instant. It’s heartwrenching to hear about people’s lives ending so quickly and tragically, to see the aftermath of destruction that has torn through, to know people no longer feel safe in their beds at night.
But it is awe-inspiring to watch neighbors and strangers come together to help feed, comfort, clothe, and house those in need. Great love and sacrifice is freely poured forth. Such a gift – a beautiful light shining in the darkness.
Were you touched by the things you saw on people’s public Facebook posts? I know I was. It’s so hard sometimes to watch from a distance and to feel so helpless, not knowing where to even start, so I’m very thankful the team over at Notgrass History – who live and work near Nashville – compiled a concise and helpful list for those who want to do something to assist with the efforts.
How to Help with Disaster Relief in the Nashville/Cookeville, Tennessee Area
- Donate to Cookeville (18 of the 25 deaths happened in Cookeville): Cookeville Tornado Relief Fund
- Volunteer in Cookeville: email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donate to Nashville: Second Harvest Food Bank
- Volunteer in Nashville: Hands On Nashville
Those who died in Christ have reached their reward, and for that, we can find peace and comfort in the midst of sorrow.
“‘God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.’ And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.'” Revelation 21:3-5 ESV