The farmers were tending their fields, planting or harvesting their crops. The school children were merrily on their way to learn and receive their training. Mothers as usual were preparing their daily tasks for the family.
All was well. All was safe. OR WAS IT?
Like a horror movie that leaves us all breathless, SUDDENLY it all became real. How could this happen? There was no place to hide, no place of safety to run to, no mountain to climb. The whole world was in shock !!
Were these people any more or any less deserving of this destruction than the United States or any other country? Were they any more Godless and wicked than those in many of our cities?
No, we cannot say that they were punished or cursed and we cannot say that God did this to them.
We can only pray that God will be merciful to them and will quickly bring aid and help to them. Our prayer is that the inland churches that are now coming to their assistance will also bring Christ to those who are hurting.
There was no way that this could have been avoided. No preparation could have been made to stop it from happening. No prevention was available. OR WAS IT?
I am reminded of the words of warning in the Scriptures that alert us that when Jesus returns to receive those who have accepted Him as Lord; that there will be many working in the field, some will be sleeping, others will be grinding their wheat, and at the trumpet call, one will be taken and the other will be left.
We cannot prevent the return of Jesus. What we can do is prepare for His Second Coming. If you have not already done so, invite Jesus to come into your heart and to be your Savior and Friend. Make this a quality decision which means NO turning back.
Are you safe? Is all well at your home? Perhaps not, but - - YES, it can be!!
Make your decision to serve Jesus now, and you will be ready to go with him when He comes to take all the Saints with him to Glory!
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Proverbs 18:10 tells us “ The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and they are safe.”