Right down the middle of the Untied States is a zone referred to as Tornado Alley where more than 1000 twisters touch down each year. The term was first used in 1952 as the title of a research project to study severe weather in parts of Texas and Oklahoma, but now refers to many the Plains states.
Mom and Pops used to live in Cartwright, Oklahoma, just across Lake Texoma which is on border between Texas and Oklahoma north of Dallas.
One year, Mom and Pops were battening down the hatches when a particularly nasty storm kicked up. Thunder crashed and lightning flared as the wind howled.
They flipped TV tuning to the local news station. A storm front was heading across Lake Texoma toward Cartwright. The broadcast said that there were many tornado cells with in this system.
Pops stepped out into the back yard and said, "I plead the blood of Jesus over this land. Storm, I command you in Jesus' name, you will not harm my property!"
Mom and Pops watched the weather later that night. The satellite picture showed the storm front splitting in two as it crossed Lake Texoma. The weatherman said, "A storm front almost never splits when crossing a body of water."
Praise God! The storm completely missed Cartwright.
Jesus spoke and commanded the storm to be still, and it was. As He was on this earth, so are we!