Seeking Calm in Storms: Pray for Union University in Jackson, Tennessee
Whether or not you are a Southern Baptist, I encourage you to remember this Christian school as it attempts to rebuild. Apparently, fewer than 100 cars out of 1100 emerged unscathed from the tornado. A number of dormitories and buildings are in shambles. But most importantly, a good number of students are injured. Miraculously, it appears that none were killed. Please join me in praying for these students as they heal. Also, let's pray that this tragic event will result in a greater connection between Union and its community, and that this connection will yield many opportunities to share the gospel and praise the Lord in the midst of great trial. This is a disaster, but it is more than that--it is a missiological opportunity, and I pray that Union folks will seize it.
There are many others who I know and care for who are related to Union in some way. Many of the SBTS faculty send their children to this college. Several of my friends, including Matthew Crawford, who has guest-blogged for me, went to Union. Friends from DC and SBTS attend and work at this school. Here is hoping that in the midst of this great hardship, my brothers and sisters in the faith will cling to their hope, their strength, their calm in the midst of a physical and emotional storm.