Thursday, May 23, 2013


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Oklahoma as they deal with the aftermath of tornadoes and loss of life and property. We can understand why natural disasters occur (laws of nature, etc.). What we do not understand is why God allows them to occur. Why did God allow a tsunami to kill over 225,000 people in Asia? Why did God allow Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Sandy to destroy the homes of thousands of people? For one thing, such events shake our confidence in this life and force us to think about eternity. Churches are usually filled after disasters as people realize how fragile their lives really are and how life can be taken away in an instant. What we do know is this: God is good! Many amazing miracles occur during the course of natural disasters that prevent even greater loss of life. Natural disasters cause millions of people to reevaluate their priorities in life. Hundreds of millions of dollars in aid is sent to help the people who are suffering. Christian ministries have the opportunity to help, minister, counsel, pray, and lead people to saving faith in Christ. God can, and does, bring great good out of terrible tragedies.

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