Acts of God

February 28, 2013

The Pope resigns, a revision of history wins the Oscar, an asteroid misses earth, and a meteorite doesn’t. There was so much to write about while I was gone.

Have you ever noticed how—when a natural disaster happens—it is an act of God, but when a natural disaster is averted it’s a happy coincidence? When the meteorite crashed into Russia earlier in the month, over a thousand people were injured. That was a tragedy, but what if the same meteorite had of landed in New York city, or Hong Kong or Moscow? Or for that matter what if it had of landed just off the coast of New York or Hong Kong causing a tsunami? The devastation would have been overwhelming and God would have copped the blame.
Granted, I was in vacation mode so I may have missed it, but I don’t recall anyone in the media saying, “Thank God that meteorite landed in a frozen lake.”
How often does that play out in our lives?  When bad things happen we ask God, “why?”  But when bad things are averted, we simply consider ourselves lucky. This week let’s take time to notice the hand of God in our everyday lives, and take the time to thank Him.  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.