Monday, January 03, 2005

10 Year Old Girl Recognized Tsunami Signs

Schoolgirl Saves Nearly 100 Lives

"I was on the beach and the water started to go funny," Tilly was quoted as telling The Sun. "There were bubbles and the tide went out all of a sudden. I recognized what was happening and had a feeling there was going to be a tsunami. I told mummy."

Some of the stories coming out are just so hard to take - heartbreaking - the death toll is beyond imagination, but there are also some amazing stories of survival. It makes you wonder if God, perhaps, had a hand in saving some of them. God works in subtle ways many times, like a 10 year old girl recognizing the warning signs of a tsunami she just learned about in school 2 weeks earlier and warning others of the danger.

Some people, the Archbishop of Canterbury in particular, are questioning whether God exists at all.

The Asian tsunami disaster should make all Christians question the existence of God, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, writes in The Telegraph today.

Should it make all Christians question the existance of God? Well, I have to say the Archbishop of Canterbury does not know God. He has had a god of his imagination, as many have, but they have no relationship, they have not had prayers answered, they do not keep His commandments, don't know His plan, don't know what He is doing and don't know why. He has a job, he wears fancy clothes, makes signs with his hands and takes home a paycheck for a "respectable" position.

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:3-4

If he knew God, he might question why God let it happen, he might even be angry about it, he would certainly be saddened to see it, but he would never question His existance - he would know.

In the wake of a disaster you should consider your life, things such as, why are you here?, what's it all about?, what happens when you die?, should you repent?

The tsunamis may not be near enough to cause you to really ask yourself these questions, life , after all, has a way of helping us to forget God. There is nothing like being in the midst of a disaster to bring God to your careful attention and I think that's one reason God let's them happen. And happen they will.

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