Ezekiel 32:15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD.
Do the people caught in the wake of Hurricane Katrina know that He is God? The destruction there is so sad and unbearably hard to watch at times. My heart and prayers really go out to them. However, do you think that now the people in New Orleans know that God is GOD?
My husband and I just visited New Orleans last spring. Did you know that the city claims to be "America's Most Haunted City"? They were so proud of the Mardi Gras and of Bourbon Street. Voo doo ("hoo doo") shops were everywhere. Could it be that the hurricane could be God's message to say "Look at Me. Look for Me."? It is a reminder to me to look at my own life for God's messages to me.
Finally, I do not know for sure (or even at all, matter of fact) that God chose to send a hurricane to New Orleans. And again, I am saddened by the destruction. What I do know is that God will use even a disaster for His glory and for His good purposes (Romans 8:28), and for that I am thankful.