Still St. Patrick’s Day and all, but I am still pretty ticked off about some comments made by people on “so-called” Christian TV about the devastation in Japan. Listen folks, God isn’t the one sending hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and other devastation to try to teach anyone a lesson. He doesn’t work like that, and you’d know that if you’d pick up your Bible some time. Romans 8:19-22 says it like this:
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
In other words, the earth is falling apart while we are all waiting for the sons of God to be matured and manifested. Of course, if the sons of God are busy telling lies about our Father and causing the world to hate Him instead of love Him, then we’re going to keep on having the same kind of destruction we’ve seen. If the sons of God are going to bicker and backbite, bring about strife and confusion, then the world will not know Him. Try reading John 17, or any of the epistles of John and say that God would send an earthquake to wipe out people. That’s ridiculous.
So, in keeping with my “happy” St. Patrick’s Day theme… here are two limericks I have written in response to the false accusations about God…
There once was a silly old man
Who said God had it in for Japan
How can you say such a thing
About my God and King
When destruction is not part of HIS plan
There was an old preacher named Pat
Who claimed God wants Japan to be flat
That doesn’t show love
From my God up above
Foolish man, you’re not right about that!