Students fear for lives in tornado warning, then this amazing thing happens [VIDEO]

Students fear for lives in tornado warning, then this amazing thing happens [VIDEO]

I live in Oklahoma currently. Before I came here, I was a big fan of tornadoes… I thought they were beautiful and majestic. After living here and having a couple of close calls, I’m not much of a fan anymore… reality will do that to you. I can understand the fear of these teachers and the kids at this high school in Georgia. There is nothing as chilling as a tornado siren and then the roar of a twister. It is a fearsome experience if you live through it.

Jessica Labbe moved her students into the hall for shelter as the storm bore down on them. She had no idea how she would quell panic if it raised its head. But she didn’t need to fear… the students suddenly broke out into song. A number of choir members were there and they began to sing, “Mary Did You Know.” It’s enough to give you serious chills. Being a Christian, it really moved me. “They started singing and everybody calmed down,” Labbe said. Mrs. Labbe is a devout Christian. She is the leader of the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter. When she heard the students singing, it took her breath away and quieted her soul.


From Fox News:

Bremen High School teacher Jessica Labbe knew there was severe weather in the forecast. A line of powerful thunderstorms was about to hit Haralton County, Georgia.

Just after lunch, the tornado sirens began blaring across town. And inside her classroom, cell phones beeped and buzzed – warning students of dangerous weather.

Tornado Warning.

Teachers ushered their students into a hallway so they could be sheltered from the storm.

“When something like that happens, you worry about kids being upset, people being nervous. I have two kids of my own at the elementary school. You’re immediately worried.” Mrs. Labbe told me. “Already running through my head, I’m praying and thinking – how can I calm these kids if anybody does start to panic?”

And just like that something remarkable happened – many of the teenagers began to spontaneously sing.

It turns out a number of the students sheltering in the hallway were members of the school’s show choir.

They sang several songs – but it was the one filmed by Mrs. Labbe and posted on her Facebook page that went viral. It was a beautiful rendition of a popular Christmas song, “Mary Did You Know.”

“I could feel the Spirit fill the hallway as they sang,” she said. “It was just a real calming feeling when they started singing that song.” Here is one stanza:

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God

As they finished their rendition of the beautiful melody, applause broke out and it was announced the storm had passed. Yes, in more ways than one it would seem. Everyone went back to class and things resumed as normal. As the songwriter wrote, the storm was calmed with His hand. Just inspiring.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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