We can also praise God for people who were first responders, volunteers who transported victims to the hospital in their own cars, people who dove into the river to pull people from vehicles risking their own lives. We can also praise God for the quick response of area fire departments and specialized rescue teams. Also we can praise God from the the blood and monetary donations that are streaming into the Twin Cities Red Cross. I also heard an interview of a woman who was right behind that school bus, and her mother who was driving decided to pull off right before the bridge because she had to use the restroom, praise God for that.
In saying that I do not want to diminish the tragedy of all of this. Please pray for the families and friends of those who passed away. Pray for those who are in the hospital tonight, pray that God would bring healing to their physical brokenness. Pray for the doctors and nurses who are treating those who were hospitalized, pray for wisdom for them – that God would guide their hands and give clarity of mind. Pray for the pastors & hospital chaplains who respond to the victims and their families, that God would give them words of comfort. Pray for the safety of those rescue teams still on the scene. Pray that God would use this tragedy even though it seems bleak for good and for His glory.
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need,” (Hebrews 4:16, ESV).
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