Saturday, October 08, 2005

A Day of Calamity

And yet another disaster has hit. In Guatemala heavy rains and destructive mudslides have killed hundreds of people. In one instance a mudslide buried an entire town of at least 800 people. And now word this morning that Pakistan has suffered a 7.6 earthquake in populated areas and a number of fairly large aftershocks. Buildings have collapsed, homes destroyed, and many thousands have lost their lives. It has been written:

"For after your testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand.

"And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds.

"And all things shall be in commotion; and surely, men's hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come upon all people"

Is God responsible for all of this destruction? Are we, in what people call "The Last Days"? There have been calamities throughout the earth's history. Many many disasters. How can we blame God for these things? It is true however that if we do not have his protection by doing the things that he has asked, we will be left to that which comes. Not very scientific eh? However the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.

One thing that can help us, is to be prepared. History shows us that these disasters and calamities will occur again and again. It would be quite wise to prepare ahead of time. Emergency preparedness has become a necessity.
What are you doing to prepare?