Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Before The Storm: A Blessing Or A Curse?

It appears that Hurricane Isaac is barreling its way toward the gulf coast, and it is of course drawing comparisons to Katrina with its proximity to date and location.  Today I was thinking about the way that major natural disasters are sometimes treated by those in the church.  We too often like to think that we know what God (or acts of God) is all about.  I remember a well-known preacher exclaiming that Katrina was a judgement on New Orleans; you probably remember that too.  It seems that all too often Christians quickly jump to conclusions and assign cause to the acts of God.

This is what struck me today.  Right now there are people that are praying and calling others to pray that this hurricane won't make landfall and be destructive.  But there are a whole group of other's who are about to receive their answer to prayer. 

This photo is a picture of the computer model of Issac's path.

This photo is a picture of the drought condition in the United States.

Is. 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

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