Specht, Charlie and Warner, Gene. Welcome to the new normal.
How could God let the Oklahoma tornadoes happen? As a pastor for more than 30 years, I realize that when people pose that question they are not as concerned with suffering in the world in general as they are with the reality of suffering in their own lives.
If there is a God, why would He allow this unwanted divorce, undeserved termination from a job, or unexpected illness? One night my wife and I were traveling on an interstate highway in the middle of West Texas in a driving rainstorm when our headlights went out due to an electrical malfunction in our car.
We could not see two inches in front of us, but we were hesitant to pull over to the shoulder of the road for fear of being hit by another car.
Thankfully, we spotted an eighteen-wheeler in our rear-view mirror. We allowed it to pass us, and then we simply zeroed in on its taillights and followed it safely into the city limits of our town.
Even apart from the Bible, the world is filled with the evidence of a benevolent Creator. Yes, occasionally floods and tornadoes bring indescribable heartache and even death.
But such disasters are the exception rather than the rule. Most of the time rivers stay within their banks and winds are held in check.
The outpouring of help by first responders and the financial support for those whose lives are destroyed by the occasional disaster are a reflection of the goodness of God in whose image we are made.
Again, the psalmist claims that God is in control of all His creation Psalm Some people find this truth troubling. But do you find any comfort in the belief that you are simply a victim of random events and people? Fortunately, the Bible assures us that there is a God who is in control of everything that happens in our lives.
The hunter, determined to help, shoots a dart full of drugs into the bear. The bear is now convinced that the hunter wants to hurt him. The bear has all the evidence it needs to conclude the hunter is evil. But the bear has made its judgment too soon, before the hunter frees him from the trap.
At some point God will seem unfair to those of us trapped in time, but we make our judgment too soon. One day, perhaps not until heaven, we will understand what the Hunter was up to in our lives.
His daily radio program "Pathway to Victory" is heard on stations nationwide. He is the author of 20 books including, " How Can I Know:Oct 10, · Excerpt from a news report: In the Peruman Train Tragedy, the Bangalore - Kanyakumari Island Express train derailed on the Peruman bridge over Ashtamudi Lake, near Perinadu, Kollam, Kerala, India and fell into the lake, killing people on July 8, Author: Balachandran V.
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Tornadoes have a violent and destructive energy and so dreams about tornadoes may also suggest that perhaps there is a potentially destructive situation in your waking life, or maybe you are feeling overwhelmed or lack control.
The Weather Channel's Dave Malkoff says big cities are no stranger to tornadoes.