Yesterday, September 8, 2012, two tornadoes struck New York City.
I was asked, ''Do you believe God uses weather to send messages?''
This question got me wondering. Not so much whether God uses natural phenomenon to send messages---I know the answer to that, but why?
There have always been those who have always dismissed God's Word. I am certain there were those folks who partied on when the temperature began to rise in Sodom and Gomorrah, thinking it was something to do with global warming. I also suspect there were those who watched the water rise, while cursing Noah, saying had he not built the big boat none of this would have happened, promising to call FEMA first thing in the morning and demand help---NOW!
Exodus 19 and 20 gives graphic description of weather phenomenon related to Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, with God using weather related activity to both communicate with people and authenticate Moses to the people.
When Christ was crucified, the New testament account in Matthew says the sky turned dark in the middle of the afternoon and Christ's death was marked by an earthquake. Then, the Record says, "Darkness came over the land."
Followers of Christ were released from prison as a result of an earthquake.
Does God Almighty use the weather to send us kids a message? You bet Dorothy.
- Mike Corthell