Disaster: The Fear of Natural Calamity
“A massive tornado roared through Moore, Oklahoma,” recalls Dr. Jeremiah, author of
What Are You Afraid Of?
“Scores of homes and businesses were flattened and seven students died when the Plaza Towers grade school took a direct hit. Even long-time residents of that part of the nation, known as Tornado Alley, were amazed at the devastation.” Indeed, natural disaster ranks right up there in the top nine things that scare even the toughest of us. “Natural disasters are not new, of course,” writes the author. “An enormously wealthy and respected man named Job experienced several disasters in the space of 24 hours, two of which were natural calamities: a fire destroyed his wealth and a windstorm killed his children. What do Job’s disasters, and the tragedies we see in our modern world, say about God, and what should our response be when nature strikes?” The truth is: the only thing worth fearing is God Himself.