LISTEN NOW! Greg, John, and Pat discuss the importance of crying out to God in the storm as they talk about the tragedy that occurred in Moore Oklahoma. The continue to discuss the category E5, 200+ mph winds that wreaked havoc on Moore Oklahoma where several lost their lives and many were injured. They continued to share that in life you have storms; in fact they happened during the time Jesus walked on earth and in one account was when he was sleeping in the stern of the boat while the disciples were anxious. Just as Jesus spared the disciples from the storm many survivors cried out to God and credit Jesus for saving them. They made statements like, “I prayed and asked God for help and God answered my prayers.” If you have God you have everything and you can begin again. Crying out to God in humility is very important because God responds to our humility and obedience. Even Jesus learned obedience by the things he suffered. Jesus said in John 14:15 “If you love me; keep my commands.” Our obedience is our worship to God. Some who were not following the Lord through this tragedy have come to the Lord and have thanked Him for rescuing there life. They share how important it is to have perspective when facing tragedies and they share the poem Robert Kennedy shared the night he found out that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated soon after his own brother and President John F. Kennedy was assassinated a fate that shortly awaited him. While on the campaign he shared the poem written by his favorite poet Aeschylus.
Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
Falls drop by drop upon the heart,
until, in our own despair,
against our will,
through the awesome grace of God.
You can’t try to figure it out just trust God in it. What is God saying to us when we see tragedies; that life is temporal, it takes humility to cry out to God and that we need to take care of the hurting people.