News is coming out of Oklahoma that dozens of school children may be dead after an elementary school took a direct hit from a series of massive and destructive tornadoes. Brave teachers covered children with their own bodies, but unknown numbers have died.
My heart absolutely breaks with this news. I can't fathom the pain these people are experiencing.
And it isn't just the school. Entire subdivisions have been leveled with untold amounts of death and destruction. People have lost their homes, their livelihoods, and in many cases their lives.
This tragedy is still unfolding, so as of this posting no one knows the extent of the destruction or lives lost. Many communications lines are down and cell phone coverage is jammed or congested. But as one news article put it: "Jamie Shelton, the public information officer for Moore [Oklahoma], had pleaded with residents to seek shelter before the storm dissipated. 'It's happening as we speak,' he said. 'People need to take this seriously... Take precaution, be aware. If you're outside the area, please pray for us.'"