Tornados tore through the South yesterday bringing death, destruction and devastation to Alabama and other parts of Dixie. Pictures of Tuscaloosa  show areas that look as if they had been bombed. We grieve for those whose lives have been lost or turned upside-down in a matter of moments and we praise the Lord for his protection for those of us and our loved ones who were spared.

It made me think once again of the tragedy and destruction perpetrated on the South by Mr. Lincoln and the Union army, and the horrors of war and the loss of lives on both sides that are unparalled in American history.

 Can we ever forget Antietam, the single bloodiest day in American military history? (over 23,100 lives lost).

Or what about Gettysburg, with all its carnage and slaughter, often described as the war’s turning point?

And  does it push buttons to remember despicable Sherman on his march from Atlanta to Savannah and the sea as he set the South ablaze?

It reminds me of King David who said  in 2 Samuel 24:14 “Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great, but do not let me fall into the hands of men.”