‘Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me.’
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed three groups of crisis-trained chaplains to Tennessee after deadly tornadoes ripped through Nashville and surrounding areas the night of March 3, killing at least 25 people.
“We are deeply saddened, particularly about the extensive loss of life throughout the state of Tennessee,” said Josh Holland, assistant RRT director. “We have crisis-trained chaplains [there] to provide and offer God’s comfort and hope through Jesus Christ to those who are grieving.”
This was the second-deadliest tornado event in Tennessee history, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. The deadliest was on March 22, 1952, when twisters killed 38 people. The Storm Prediction Center issued a tornado watch for Nashville at 11:20 p.m.—after most people had probably gone to bed, and too late to be included […]