Hurricane Michael: Finding Hope in Disaster

www.christianpost.com | 10/10/2018 | Staff
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(Screenshot: The Weather Channel)Hurricane Michael razed Mexico Beach, Florida, Oct. 10, 2018.

The previous weekend, Michael was a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean. It was barely a hurricane Tuesday morning, with winds of ninety miles per hour. As the Associated Press reports, "a little over a day later, it had transformed into a monster." Its wind speed increased 72 percent in less than thirty-three hours.

Storms - Land - University - Florida - Climatologist

"Storms are known to do this, but normally we see this happening when it's away from land," according to a University of Florida climatologist. "What's unusual is that it's happening so close to land."

The Atlantic now ranks it as "among the most ferocious land-falling hurricanes in American history." The Washington Post agreed, describing Michael as "one of the most intense hurricanes to ever hit the United States." It moved toward Georgia and Alabama by evening, becoming the first Category 3 storm to hit Georgia since 1898.

Technology - Humanity - Hurricane - Experts - Satellites

We have developed the most advanced meteorological technology known to humanity. Hurricane experts use satellites, buoys, and aircraft flown into the developing storm. They combine data from various predictive models.

But our best scientific instruments are no match for nature. The devastation is another reminder that our world is more unpredictable and ungovernable than we wish to admit.

Nature - Permanence - Future - Way - Tomorrow

It is human nature to believe in the permanence of the present and to assume an even better future. But there's only one way to face tomorrow with guaranteed hope.

Why did the religious authorities reject Jesus?

Authorities - Teachings - Son - God - Minds

Have you ever wondered how the religious authorities could reject the teachings of the Son of God? Or how such astute theological minds could miss the truth of his revelation, while Galilean fishermen and common crowds heard him with grateful appreciation?

The answer is that we cannot fully understand God's word until we choose to obey it.

Psalm - Assures

Psalm 112:1 assures us: "Blessed...
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