Saturday, March 12, 2011
Trusting God in chaos
I sat at the McDonald's by the Engineering Building yesterday afternoon, watching images flashing on the TV screen. Such tragedy in Japan! (I thought of Senkyoushi-- a long time blogger and missionary to Japan-- and went to her blog today... here.)
As I waited for Christopher to meet me there after his doctor's appointment at the University's health clinic (he has two different ear infections and a sinus infection) a man sitting near me struck up a conversation about Mother Earth and how she is angry at what has been done to her. I told him I agreed that the earth is in upheaval although from a Christian viewpoint.
I have often wondered how one can walk the journey on this fallen planet without trusting there is Someone who has it all together... that we are not here by chance... that the world will not end in nuclear winter because the Word tells us God is in control... albeit the last book of the Bible has some rather scary scenarios!
The man at McDonald's has his belief in a distant but angry Mother Earth. I have a Father... a Savior... a Comforter-Friend. That makes all the difference.
That doesn't mean I never fear or feel apprehension. Especially during a tornado warning! But I still know He is there when I'm afraid.
There is a very good article regarding recent events by Anne Graham Lotz... here. It is called Five Things a Storm Can't Destroy.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 4:00 AM