I haven’t said much about this. Plenty of others are saying plenty, some of it good and most of it worthless. For the record, here’s my brief thoughts on natural disasters, recorded at the time of the tsunami. One comment strikes me now as timely:
It’s also tempting, I think, for us to say to ourselves, “those were Godless dark-skinned foreigners that died. Nothing like that could happen here in America.” I think Scripture answers that quite effectively:
2 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things?
3 “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
4 “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?
5 “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
God be with those who suffered in the south. I chose to give to PCA Mission to North America, but there are many worthy charities, of course.