Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Kills 157 (The Worst Sinners?)

A huge fall super-storm left a path of carnage from the Caribbean to Canada this past week, killing 157 people along the way and inundating the north-eastern coastline of America.  Not surprisingly, when a natural disaster like this occurs and people die, there are no shortage of opinions about why it happened – ranging from merely natural reasons (like it is global-warming related) to completely spiritual reasons (like it is God’s judgment on the wicked). Listening to these people’s thoughts makes me remember a few words Jesus once spoke.

During the days of Christ’s ministry, a tower once happened to fall on 18 people and kill them.  Knowing people’s thoughts (opinions about it) Jesus sternly warned: “And what about the eighteen men who died when the Tower of Siloam fell on them?  Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem?  Not at all!  And you, too, will perish unless you repent” (Luke 13:4-5, Living Bible).

Here’s the deal, folks; when you believe (express the opinion) that people died today in a natural disaster because of God’s judgment on them, you are tacitly saying, “See, those people were REALLY wicked, but I’m better than them because I’m still alive.”  Oh, friend, God hates this pride!  This is the message Jesus was communicating, through his words above, to those who would hear him.

Listen, when a disaster strikes others today, you know what to do … help your hurting neighbor(s) in any way you can, and never stop praying for them.  It’s just the Golden Rule, again, folks.  For yes, you ARE your brother’s keeper!

Read: "Sandy Survivors Push Toward Normalcy and Search for the Missing"

In Christ’s love,


Approximately 828 Weeks (Sabbaths) Remaining Till Christ's Return!

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