Sunday, October 12, 2008
One Month Ago Today
I took this picture facing to the Northwest at 9pm, September 12, 2008. Looking across my neighbor's yard. It was already dark when suddenly there was burst of sunset in the night sky. A glimpse of beauty a couple of hours before we began to feel the effects of Ike.
I read many angry comments in the Houston Chronicle blogs after the storm such as:
If there is a God, why did this happen?
Christians are so intolerant and stupid to believe miracles happened when so many houses were flattened and washed away.
I can only answer for myself. God is God! He is the Creator of the universe, I know He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to save me and all people. He loves each and every one of us. As a chaplain, I ministered to Katrina victims at the Houston Astrodrome, so many told me Katrina was the best thing that ever happened to them. Many said they were so far from God, had not called on Him in years. Jesus was not their Lord and Savior, His name was their favorite curse word. As they waited to be rescued, many of them prayed for the 1st time in years. They knew hard times were ahead but were thankful they had found their way back to God.
If you feel far from Him today, call out to Him. He is there, He loves you, He is waiting for You to return to Him. Scripture tells us:
"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Your name is engraved in the palm of His hand. Have a blessed Sabbath.