This past weekend was homecoming for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. It’s America’s greatest homecoming celebration. This year’s theme was Stillwater, Still Loyal, Still True.
OSU! You’re still the one!
You’re still #1!
You still remain undefeated.
Homecoming in Stillwater, Oklahoma is a really, really big deal! And it always has been as long as I can remember! Countless hours are put into the preparation of the outdoor decorations and floats for the parade by countless numbers of students, both Greek and independent alike.
Been there, done that with the fondest of memories I might add. 🙂 Love you all my AXO sisters! ♡
People come from all around to witness the festivities. Students, alums, prospective students, friends and families, local residents to name just a few. The culmination of all the hours of hard work end in a weekend full of fun and memories, both old and new. From the sign competition to the walkaround to the tailgating to the parade to the football game, it’s a sea of orange!
The traditional Sea of Orange Parade for OSU homecoming this year ended in horror. An accident so unfathomable we are all still in shock at its reality.
But the OSU Cowboys, not only in Boone Pickens Stadium, but across the nation, cowboyed up and hit a knee in honor of the tragic auto pedestrians accident that befell the campus earlier that morning.
In a day and age that prayer has been removed from just about every public venue, the OSU Cowboys began their game by honoring the morning’s tragedy in prayer. They lifted the fallen to their Heavenly Father for protection and healing. Philippians 4:6,7 tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
In moments such as this, it makes me proud to say I’m an OSU Cowboy! OSU, you’re still the one!
Let’s all remember the fallen of October 24th, 2015. Let’s pray for healing both physically and emotionally for all involved. Let’s not forget to include the young lady that was driving the vehicle in the accident in our prayers. She too is God’s child. She too needs prayer. Romans 3:23 reminds us “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”.
In spite of this tragedy, may God bring each of you peace and comfort at this time when you are searching for answers to make sense of it all. And remember, just like OSU, God is still loyal. and He is still true. He’s still the one! 🙂
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
Love and laughter,