"It is said of Luther, that, when he heard any discouraging news,
he would say, 'Come, let us sing the forty-sixth psalm."
We were friends with Bob Knepper who was a pitcher for the Giants when that 7.1 Loma Prieta hit during the World Series. Some of his family were in the stadium, while some of his children were in Roseburg, Oregon where we lived. (His children were in a small Christian school with our children, and as parents, we developed a close friendship.) All their friends, us included, were watching as it unfolded very concerned for their safety.
Bob Knepper had an earlier shakeup in his life according to his personal testimony. He flat out didn't believe in God, but his close friend Dave Dravecky was constantly witnessing to him. One day Bob went back to his hotel room, laid on his bed and shouted to the ceiling, "God, I don't believe in you. If you are real, you will have to show me." Then he said that God came and overwhelmed him with His Holy Spirit, and he laid there bawling like a baby for over an hour. He was the man who never cried.