Skip to comments.The Good Lord or Good Luck. Who Saved the Tornado Survivors?
Posted on 04/25/2011 5:04:27 AM PDT by grassboots.org
Tornadoes continue to be in the news. Two headlines screamed from the printed version of the Des Moines Register two weeks ago, after a huge swath of tornadoes devastated the town of Mapleton and surrounding area, without a soul being killed. One gave credit to being lucky, the other cited somebody looking out for the townsfolk during the twister. Monona County Sheriff was able to give credit to both in one sentence: "I believe in the good Lord, and he saved this town," Pratt said. "We were very lucky." Pratt also rightly gave glory to the grace of God: "Last night we thought we'd be dealing with at least a dozen deaths," Pratt said. "It must have been our advanced warning and the grace of God...."
Dr. Wendy Wright , professor of theology at Creighton University in Omaha, wants us to make sure that God is not really given full credit, because then he would get demerits if the awful had happened: I would not go so far as to say God plans every dot and tittle because then you have the problem of ... seven people died in a trailer park. Did God do that, too?
Another survivor from the recent St Louis tornadoes opined: ""I like to think it was divine intervention, but why was one church damaged and another one spared?" said Michele Bauer, 42, whose niece attends a Catholic school."
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We can rest assured that everything happens according to God’s will. We can also be certain that we, as finite beings, do not have the capacity to know or determine the “whys” of these things.
Who knew when and where and how it was going to happen, and who would die or live?
I work with the Red Cross doing disaster relief. Having worked with tornado survivors, I can tell you who *they* credit with their survival!
“God saved me!”
“God spared my life!”
“The Good Lord had His Hand on me!”
Not one time did I hear the word “luck”.
Amen to that!
Thank you all so much for your comments.
Representative Ed Garner:
law enforcement report tornado that hit Vilonia so strong it pulled pavement off the road. 50+ homes destroyed. Pray for the folks in Vilonia.
Amo 4:7 "I also withheld the rain from you when there were yet three months to the harvest; I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city; one field would have rain, and the field on which it did not rain would wither;
Amo 4:8 so two or three cities would wander to another city to drink water, and would not be satisfied; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.
Amo 4:9 "I struck you with blight and mildew; your many gardens and your vineyards, your fig trees and your olive trees the locust devoured; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.
Amo 4:10 "I sent among you a pestilence after the manner of Egypt; I killed your young men with the sword, and carried away your horses, [fn] and I made the stench of your camp go up into your nostrils; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.
Amo 4:11 "I overthrew some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a brand [fn] plucked out of the burning; yet you did not return to me," declares the LORD.