|Bill's Blotter - March 11, 2011|
I awoke on Friday morning to the news of the devastating 8.9 quake in Japan. I am certain that you will join me in praying for the survivors of this terrible tragedy.
When tragedy strikes it is natural to ask. "Why did this happen? What did they do to deserve this?" I have heard people say that this is one question they would like to ask God. And they would like to hear His answer.
Well, God WAS asked this question before. And He answered (through His Son Jesus). The question...and the answer...can be found in Luke 13:1-5:
Jesus' answer isn't very satisfying, is it? We want explanations for tragedies. Jesus, however, wants us to focus on something more important. This world is full of accidents, natural disasters and worse. The most important question though, according to Jesus, is not "why do these things happen?" but, "will you be prepared when Death comes?"
Jesus talked about the need to repent. Other Scriptures tell us to be immersed for the forgiveness of our sins. The most important thing of all, however, is to believe that Jesus' death on the cross paid the penalty for your sin.
If you have not made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, do it now!
We don't want to witness the tragedy of losing you.
See you soon!
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