Are We Ignoring the Signs?

I read an article in USA Today that reported the United States gets 80-90 percent of all the world's tornadoes, and I wondered why. Are we under God's judgment? Yes, but we always have been. Are these storms a sign? Yes, but maybe not in the way you might have been thinking.

I don't put a lot of stock in the preachers that stand on street corners and announce the world is coming to an end.  I think when the world is coming to an end - God will do the announcing.  On the other hand, for the past decade I have seen more reports of terrible storms, earthquakes and natural disasters than I can remember hearing about in the past.  Is there an "increase" like the Bible speaks of, or is there just an increase in the number of television stations reporting the news? 

A massive tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma and the death and destruction is hard to comprehend.  I was watching the news as mothers ran through the debris trying to find their children at school. We had horrible storms here in Texas that brought great harm to one of my favorite spots, Granbury, Texas.  That same evening I sat with my entire family, listening to the tornado sirens go off in our own neighborhood.  We spent several minutes waiting to see if we would experience what had happened in Granbury. 

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Then, I read an article in USA Today that reported the United States gets 80-90 percent of all the world's tornadoes, and I wondered why.  Are we under God's judgment?  Yes, but we always have been.  Are these storms a sign?  Yes, but maybe not in the way you might have been thinking.

The Discovery Channel is doing a new series about North America, which prompted the story I read.  The article reported: "North America — and the USA in particular — has the world’s wildest weather extremes: No other part of the planet can boast its ferocious stew of hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, wildfires, blizzards, heat waves and cold snaps.  We get more high-impact weather than any other country on the planet,” said Sean Potter, a New York City meteorologist and weather historian. 

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