Mother who lost both her sons in Arkansas tornado: 'I know that God is good'
On April 27 a devastating tornado ripped through Arkansas; one of several to hit the state that month.
April and Daniel Smith and their two sons ‚Äď Tyler, 7 and Cameron, 9, lived in Vilonia, Arkansas; on a street that faced the eye of the catastrophic storm.
April's best friend Jessica Sowards shared the family's story on her blog after visiting April in the hospital and finding that her friend, though devastated by the heartbreaking loss of her two sons, was still able to find hope through her unwavering faith in Christ.
"I know I have more pain to go through than I probably can understand. But I have supernatural peace. I don't know what God has for me and my husband that our boys couldn't be here for, but I do know that He is good. His plan is good," April said, just two days after the tragedy struck.
25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me. Job 19.
I remember that day, we were under a watch also being on the border town of Arkansas and my daughter was also in Magnolia, Ark. Very bad situation and this woman survived with no bitterness and God has brought good out of this sad situation. She has reached more people with her testimony than anyone could reach in a lifetime.