Great Disasters

So they took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they pronounced judgment on him. Then they killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes , put out the eyes of Zedekiah, bound him with bronze fetters, and took him to Babylon.
And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month (which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon), Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem . He burned the house of the LORD and the king’s house; all the houses of Jerusalem , that is, all the houses of the great, he burned with fire. And all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down the walls of Jerusalem all around.
Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive the rest of the people who remained in the city and the defectors who had deserted to the king of Babylon, with the rest of the multitude. 2 Kings 25:6-11
It was a disaster that nearly spelled the end of Israel.
The king was captured and tortured; the city ransacked and the Temple lying in ruins.
There have been many other great disasters that mankind has overcome.
Oct 8 1871; the Great Chicago Fire with 300 dead 90,000 homeless.
Galveston, Texas Sept 8 1900; a Category 4 hurricane left 6000-12000 dead and totally washed away the city.
Over 3000 died on April 18, 1906 when San Francisco was hit with an earthquake.
It was Sunday morning Dec 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. Some men were sleeping in late that morning and had never got out of bed. 2400+ died.
The USA ended WWII in Aug 1945 by dropping 2 atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. It’s estimated that ¼ million died.
Then there was Mt St. Helens in 1980, Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, The World Trade Center in 2001, Space Shuttle Columbia in 1003, Katrina, the Thailand tsunami, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and the drought and wildfires of Texas.
We overcome these disastrous events; it’s in our nature to persevere, overcome, and adapt.
But there is a series of disastrous events still in the future.
This is what I will be looking at over the next few days!

One thought on “Great Disasters

  1. With such history, why is it that some folks are unwilling to hear the futcher? The O.T. is full of God useing natural things to bring punishment and people refussing to believe. It’s the same today. God told us, nothing is new. So, this is an old attitude. I believe!

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