Joel Rosenberg http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/writes from Washington, D.C. today:
Hurricane Sandy is a potentially historic, catastrophic, monstrous, devastating storm. It is 700 miles across. It is carrying winds of 100 mph or more. It threatens to knock out power for 60 million Americans or more for days on end. It threatens to create blizzard conditions in parts of PA, MD, VA and WVA that could drop 2 to 7 feet of snow on rural communities. More than 8,000 flights on the East Coast have been canceled. Schools are closed. Those of us in the Washington, D.C. area have been warned to finish last-minute errands by noon and not to go outside after that because conditions will be “life-threatening.” Weather experts say poses the “worst case scenario” to the Eastern seaboard of the United States.
Isn’t God trying to get our attention? Just days before one of the most significant and momentous presidential and Congressional elections in American history, I believe God is reminding us that America’s fate lies not in the hands of the politicians, but in His hands. Will America listen? Will we realize how fragile our existence is, how desperately we need the Lord’s divine love and protection?
Please pray for the Lord God Almighty to dissipate the intensity of the storm and to protect the lives of people and property. Pray, too, that the Lord uses this moment to motivate Americans to repent of our sins and turn to faith in Jesus Christ as our only hope of personal and national salvation and rescue. “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) Emphasis mine.