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Katrina and the search for humanity

September 18th, 2005

Many Christians would tell you that the Lord had nothing to do with Katrina, or any other natural disaster for that matter. Some say they’re merely by-products of a fallen world, and should be treated as such. I don’t hold to that theology for a number of reasons, and esteemed story-teller Max Lucado presents a good argument for one reason: The Lord is searching for humans, and He is serious.

Read Max’s sermon here.

I really believe the Lord loves us so much that he’s willing to go to extreme measures to get our attention. (Remember, this is the same God that said if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off!) Consider for a moment the following verses of Scripture:

“If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, he will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after he has been good to you.” – Joshua 24:20

“I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.” Isaiah 45:7

“When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?” – Amos 3:6

You must be thinking “man, Tyson, this God of yours is real mean.” No, He’s just good. We just can’t see the big picture, the canvas that he’s painting around our lives. From the beginning of time, God has pursued man, desiring to live intimately with him. Sometimes it’s just hard to get our attention.

Tyson Theology


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