As we sign off this weekend, Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the east coast of the United States. Several hurricane seasons ago, Dr. Albert Mohler answered the critical questions “Why would God allow hurricanes?” and “How should we pray?. His comments are encouraging and instructive:
“Perhaps we should pray as Jesus taught us, praying that the Father’s will would be done, that all persons would be spared harm, and that Christians would respond in the aftermath of disaster with a clear Christian witness of care, assistance, and witness. We should pray that any ‘natural’ disaster would be an opportunity for Christian witness to the supernatural Gospel, and for Christian reflection on the beauty of the Savior.”
Amen. May God’s will be done and His mercy be upon all those in the path of Hurricane Irene.
Nicole for Carolyn, Kristin, and Janelle
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.” Psalms 46:1-5