This is my room in the temporary home after the Joplin tornado. Yes it is large, but for the 7 months I was there, I needed it.
Many may not realize that after we lose the home we have lived for so long that it is hard to adjust to a new temporary home. After the tornado I had 4 address (and it was crazy believe me). Sometimes I could keep track of the addresses other times might as well forget about it.
Our temporary home was in Carthage Missouri in a unique home. In fact the bedrooms all came with our own bathroom (house I grew up in had only 2) so that was a change. It was also the beginning of a new routine for all of us. A routine that changed my life forever. Let me say this, I do not enjoy change whatsoever at all. This made me change so much, that there are days that I struggle with it.
Temporary homes are good for us all but also everyone struggles. We don’t have all the things we love. Our own beds, pillows, blankets etc… Yet this is what happens when a disaster strikes and we have to change.
This is also true for the Christian walk. We as Christians are not of this world, in fact we are of a different world. Our citizenship is in heaven not here.
Hebrews 11 by Paul writes of this very well. We are not of this world, we are to be different than others and lead a totally different life than those who are of this world. We are to shine the light to Christ, and to lead others to him.
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.
As the Survivors slowly find a new place to stay in OKC, and Moore, they will need many things to start over with, such as the following:
Chairs (Living Rm, Kitchen, Dining)
Dining rm table
Books on recovery from a Tough place