I believe everyone is capable of doing good or ill to another, given the right, or should I say, wronged circumstances.
My mother’s 3rd husband, I still refuse to refer to him as my stepfather, attempted to take her life more than once.
After the last attempt, that I was aware of, I threatened his life if he ever harmed her again. I was a teenager and could have committed the act without remorse. I thank God that He took control and released me from that fate.
Like I’ve said many times, “We never really know anyone. Only He knows the heart.”
“Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes
And lightning rattles the eaves of our houses.
Floodwaters await in our avenues.
Snow falls upon snow…to avalanche
Over unprotected villages.
The sky slips low and gray and threatening.
We question ourselves. What have we done to so affront nature?
We interrogate and worry God.
Are you there? Are you there, really?
Does the covenant you made with us still hold?”
(lines from ‘Amazing Peace’ by Maya Angelou)
How would you answer?
Moore, OK tornado…
Again I’m realizing the need to praise and thank God for science and technology; without which, we wouldn’t have been forewarned about extreme weather conditions and the need to be prepared. Thank you Lord for the knowledge you have given to those who use it for our protection…Amen.
Being forewarned about these possibilities also gives us a reason to go to the Lord in prayer. Maybe that’s His ulterior motive…you think?
Food for Thought…When we survive a catastrophic event that may have brought death and/or much destruction to others, we of course are very thankful to God for His love and protection. But does that mean those who didn’t survive or had much loss and destruction weren’t loved by God or loved as much as the others? How would you respond?