Preparing for Hurricane Florence: Elementary School Students Gather, Sing ‘Eye of the Storm’

Hurricane Florence

With over 1 million people evacuated from East Coast towns, and empty grocery store shelves across five states, Hurricane Florence has already left a mark on those in her path.

The National Weather Service said more than 10 million people live in areas that are under warnings or watches for hurricane-force winds as Florence prepares to make landfall.

The now-category 2 storm has been stirring states of emergency and precaution for over a week, and is finally set to strike the Carolinas later this evening.

While most east coasters have had their eyes fixed on hurricane updates or scrambling to find bottled water, one North Carolina elementary school is reminding us all of the One our eyes should be fixed on.

Preparing for Hurricane Florence

Students at Wayne Christian School in Goldsboro, North Carolina lined their hallways this week and joined together in a rendition of Ryan Stevenson’s “Eye of the Storm.”


❤❤ Wayne Christian School (Goldsboro, NC) elementary (k5-6th grade) singing ‘eye of the storm’ after praying for everyone with hurricane Florence coming!!!❤❤

Posted by Chris N Paris Verme on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

“In the eye of the storm
You remain in control
And in the middle of the war
You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor
When my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me
In the eye of the storm.”

Y’all, if that doesn’t give you goosebumps, I don’t know what will!

The video was posted Tuesday by Wayne Christian School parents, Chris and Paris Verme, who said that all of the students in kindergarten through 6th grade gathered in the hallway and prayed in preparation for Hurricane Florence before singing these powerful words.

Since being posted on Tuesday, September 11th, (which seems symbolic in and of itself), the video has been viewed 1.2 million times, with over 30,000 shares on Facebook.

As Hurricane Florence does her thing over the next few days, I can’t think of a more encouraging reminder of the Lord’s promises to us. He alone is in control. His love surrounds us, and it will not forsake us.

Remembering those truths is all my soul needs to find peace, even in the midst of destruction. I’m praying today that it does the same for you!

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