Wally World Tornado 6-14-22
The twinkling of an eye.
The “twinkling of the eye” is the time it takes for light to enter the eye, reach the back of the eye, and be reflected back out. Light travels at 186,000 miles per second, so the Twinkle is about one billionth of a second.
The “Blinking” is a bit slower. But still too fast to recognize. A blink lasts somewhere between 300 and 400 milliseconds, or considerably less than half a second.
The severe weather alert came on the cell phone heralding the severe weather and tornado that was near.
It left us with no time to do anything except pray, and pray we did!!
Have you ever noticed the passion level of prayer that increases when you’re facing dangerous situations?
Paraphrasing the good book it says in Psalms,”I will do what I told you I would do in the future serving You when I was really in trouble, Lord God just get me out of this jam!”
In the army and in war they call them “foxhole prayers.”
Before we knew it, the tornado was on us like a train coming into a town after it had blown its loud whistle.
Fear tried to grip us.
But Christ’s grip was stronger.
We prayed and gave ourselves and the circumstance over to HIM.
Power went out, wi-fi service was done, cell phone connections were practically worthless, the crackle of electrical lines severing and transformers exploding. The snapping of large trees were ominous sounds.
Our imaginations were running wild as we tried to keep our emotions from blowing a gasket.
We really were beset by wonderment.
The calamity seemed to go on for an eternity but it was only a half an hour to 45 minutes.
When the wind finally started to calm down we saw people out the window with flashlights, trucks were moving around and finally the ambulance showed up.
The next morning we went for a walk and began to see the devastation.
We found out upon walking around and conversing with various people that one couple in their 80s had a very large tree fall directly on their RV. The gentleman had to be air vacced to Columbus because his lung was punctured with various broken bones, and a crushed pelvic.
The Mohican River which Wally World RV Park borders normally just a calm flowing stream where people like to kayak, tube and raft down was overflowing but had not yet crested.
Power lines were down, many of the RVs had severe damage, some of them were crushed.
When we walked around we had the privilege to hear some of the stories of the devastated and we were able to hear their stories and with compassion shared with them how the Lord Jesus really saved us all.
One gentleman shared that his guardian angel had been watching out for him as his RV was crushed. He spoke with us and his glasses were all distorted from being hit by various debris.
For us we realized that when calamity comes that’s not the time to try and get ready to meet the Lord because truly in the twinkling of an eye there’s not enough time to surrender to Christ that needs to happen before that time and with the rapture looming on all of us now is the time to be ready with Christ and to have completely given our lives over to Him.
No one knows the hour when the Lord will come so NOW is the day of salvation NOW is the accepted time.
Crushed RV and flattened Nissan of man that needed to be taken to the hospital.