Tornado destruction and the communities weep. Searching for the missing, hoping for a miracle, praying for help, people are trying to cope in such tragedy. In Joplin, MO recovery efforts are underway hoping to find people alive under the debris.
In the south, thousands are forced to leave their homes as the Mississippi River floods continue. Flood victims lose their homes and everything they possess. There’s no cause for celebration here when everything in your life is swept away or loved ones are lost to tragedy.
People are asking, “are we living in the end times?” With tornado outbreaks, flooding conditions and other massive destruction, it’s no wonder people ask. Personal lives are broken when tragedy strikes.
These are days of curiosity. Many are seeking truth, many want to know.
While Chicagoland television broadcasts were interrupted Sunday evening as severe weather moved in, one day prior, everyone talked about Harold Camping’s predications for Day of Judgment.
People were put on notice, “be ready.” With threatening storms, potential tornadoes, rising waters, and false teachers, people are alarmed.
Sirens warn of impending storms. Tornado warnings are issued, everyone’s put on notice. “Seek shelter now; don’t wait to hear the sirens.”
Now is the time to seek shelter in Jesus, to become fearless in faith.
For no one knows the exact day of Christ’s return, it cannot be predicted. There will be no advance sirens to seek shelter immediately. When He returns, it will not be announced via billboards but with a trumpet.
Jesus taught in Matthew 6:15-16, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.” Jesus warns again in Mark 13:33, “Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.”
If you want to know the answers, seek Him first. God reveals himself in many ways, in prayer and in the Bible. God’s presence is in the midst of tragedy. His heart desires for all to come to Him, to know Him. Some people don’t understand and they turn away. But God is waiting. He is waiting for ALL to come to Him. He hears the cries. His love never changes. For all that is lost will be regained one day.
Massive destruction by floods and tornadoes break hearts as well as homes. Weather conditions change constantly. If you want to support the tornado relief, click here for various ways you can help.
Find comfort in God’s Loving arms, and wait on Him.