Last night, there was a massive and destructive outbreak of tornadoes in Arkansas and a number of other states. Tragically, people died and scores were injured. It is yet another painful reminder that too often life overwhelms you and there is nothing you can do about it. You can’t stop a tornado. You can’t keep someone you love from getting cancer. And you can’t prevent an automobile accident in another state from taking the life of someone you love. But it is exactly into this kind of world that the Christ Child was born. So the next time you are overwhelmed by life, remember that God actually became one of us to bring us life that is abundant and eternal. And this is alway more powerful than anything that life can do to you.