"Whatever Yahweh pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places. He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast. Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants. Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings." [Psalm 135:6-10 KJV]
I remember back on 2005 when Hurrican Katrina hit. I also remember doing some work for a woman shortly thereafter who said that she was so devastated that such a wonderful city with such a wonderful festival - Mardi Gras - had to undergo such a tragedy. I, on the other hand, firmly believe that the Hurricane was a small glimpse of the judgment of Yahweh. It was no coincidence that if the Hurricane would not have hit back then, the city would have held its "Decadence Festival." Decadence standing for lawlessness, licentiousness, the freedom to do that which you want; whatever is right in your own eyes.
Some people may read the above and agree, but I would urge the people that live in the area I do - Atlanta, GA - to not be so quick to judge the character of New Orleans. Yahweh could just as easily send a major blow to the city of Atlanta for it is just as wicked, lawless, and apart from anything holy. People haven't even begun to see what Yahweh does to those who refuse to listen and take heed to His holy law. We should not wonder why Yahweh would do such a thing to a city, we should rather be thanking Him for holding back His wrath on many cities in the world as of yet.
Rather than pray for the protection of the wicked, I pray that Yahweh's will be done in the current Hurricane, and that those who are righteous will be protected and spared. This is a Biblical prayer, patterned largely after the prayers of Prophet David in the Psalms. How do you plan to pray, or how have you already prayed?
Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.