In May 2013 an EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. The magnitude of devastation measured over eight times greater than the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. As the world watched, one question continued to surface – Where Was God? Several families and individuals recount the timeline of destruction and share their experiences of both devastating and miraculous events that changed their lives forever. These are their stories of hope after the storm.
“Where Was God? Stories of Hope After the Storm” must be seen to understand its sheer power! To see several families that either lost homes, family, or both, and who still say they trust God, through the tears, is compelling to watch.
This documentary is based on the tornado that ripped into Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013. There were heroes everywhere. Teachers covered children’s bodies with their own, including one who was injured and wound up in the hospital, only to be embraced by the mother of a boy she saved, tears of gratitude spilling. As she says, “You can’t repay someone for saving your son’s life.” There is also the law official who lost a daughter to cancer and who talks about how God has helped him go on. There is a couple who both battled drug abuse in the past and now serve God and regularly attend church. Tears may well come to your eyes as you hear from Scott and Stacey McCabe, a couple who lost their young son Nicolas in the storm; and a mother and her daughter talk about losing Aria, the other daughter, in the tragedy. Pastor Steven Earp, a minister who has helped people in the storm’s aftermath, talks about learning his wife had a serious illness.
Yet all of them point to hope and friendships and the presence of God they have all experienced following the storm. Footage of the actual funnel and wind-torn area is featured. This is truly an inspiring documentary. We are pleased to award it our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus, due to the suffering theme and talk of death. This is one film that searches for the silver lining in the storm cloud, and finds it! This film has earned our best rating, five Doves.