Interpreting Hurricanes

On August 26, 2017, I wrote about the recent eclipse.

I ended the post by stating that because we can now predict when eclipses will occur that the Lord probably does not use them as signs anymore.

Instead I suggested that the Lord probably used arbitrary, unpredictable natural events such as hurricanes.

Interestingly, over the past few weeks, beginning the day after that blog post, I have had a front row seat of the flooding in Houston, Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

I watched the fourth largest city in the U.S. get as much rain in four days as it typically get in a year. I watched as people lost everything they had in a flood experts said should only happen once in every 800 years. I also watched as churches gave money, their time, and their labor to help the victims of this natural disaster.

So, the question arises, “Was Hurricane Harvey some form of judgment?” The answer is I don’t know know, but I don’t think it matters whether we know or not. It doesn’t matter because what this disaster has done has had the same effect as if it was judgment. Continue reading “Interpreting Hurricanes”