"Your country will travel with you, fueled by our faith in the almighty and our faith in one another."
The president added that we would back up our words with deeds.
Admirably, the West Virginia University baseball team was quick to respond.
The Mountaineers are in Oklahoma City for the Big 12 baseball tournament. The team is staying about 10 miles from where the tornado hit.
Coach Randy Mazey got on the phone shortly after the storm hit to offer manpower. The coach then took the team to the store, where they bought supplies for storm victims.
Outfielder Kevin Cohen Tweeted: "Just met a lady who lost everything today. . . I'm glad we were able to supply her with the necessities."
First baseman Ryan McBroom Tweeted, "Take nothing for granted. Give back to the state of Oklahoma for what they are going through. Stay strong, guys. Thoughts and prayers go out."
Good advice from McBroom.
The advances in science and technology can lull us into a false sense of security, especially when it comes to the chaotic forces of nature.
Kercheval is host of TalkLine, broadcast by the MetroNews Statewide Radio Network from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The show can be heard locally on WCHS 580 AM.