"Pray for Oklahoma." We're hearing and reading this constantly in the aftermath of the Moore tornado. It's a horrible tragedy that Oklahoma has suffered and I believe that God is on people's minds more than normal at this time as we process this great loss.
It's often when we feel most helpless that we reach out to God. (A wake up call to me in all of this is that I should reach out to him even more at all times.) Dr. Everett Piper joined Pat Campbell this morning on KFAQ saying that the human response to tragedy and evil actually proves God rather than disproves God.
I'm very pleased to have OKWU's Everett Piper join me for 3 consecutive podcasts on Christianity. In "The Annica Thomas Show 91: Why Should I Be A Christian?" Dr. Piper says Christianity is provable, but he also says that if you don't think you need God, you won't care about what we're saying in this show.
In addition to discussing why should I be a Christian, Dr. Piper and I will also be addressing “why should I go to church” and “why should I share my faith” on upcoming episodes of The Annica Thomas Show. A question I didn't have planned to ask Dr. Piper was "Why should I pray?" One thing's for certain, our nation and our state certainly isn't questioning prayer right now.
I want to echo the words "pray for Oklahoma." Pray for all those who need help and those who are helping. Pray for comfort and peace of mind for all those who are affected. Grief is one of the most difficult things a person goes through, it is most certainly compounded when the grief is a result of sudden tragedy.
When we want to be able to help, please consider that prayer is precisely the help that is needed most.