Thank you for the thoughts and prayers, Nina and I are fine. The tornado in Moore, OK missed our neighborhood by about two miles. Our house sustained no damage, but we are as of yet without power. A small problem compared to the tragedy of those who lost children to the storm. I cannot begin to imagine how devastating that must be.
I am not one who believes that God makes bad things like this happen to punish or for whatever reason. I believe that this tragedy and all such tragedies make God just as sad as it does all of us. God created the universe with it's fixed laws of nature, and while we are blessed to live in this universe, it is nonetheless a fallen universe. Until we are called home, we must deal with it.
I know that the Bible says that God can make something good come from all things for those who believe, but I must admit, sometimes I cannot see how. I pray for all those that are suffering and hope they can find peace some day. It would be a long time if it were me.
Blessings to everyone,
P.S. I will get to responding to all the great comments, but it may take me a little longer than usual.