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Letter: Power over storms

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I read with interest last week’s editorial “There but for the Grace of God …” regarding the weather system Florence that, for the most part, missed Virginia and devastated North Carolina. The writer said “that Mother Nature is fickle” as if Mother Nature has a mind and can decide which location to destroy and which one to miss. 

The Bible gives us a better understanding of storms and what makes them act “fickle.” In the Gospels, Jesus and his disciples were in a boat during a storm, Jesus rebuked the storm and it quieted down. Also in the Gospels, Jesus said that his disciples would do greater works than Him because He was going back to Father God. 

Insurance companies have used the term “acts of God” to describe terrible storms. But in the Bible James says “every good and perfect gift” comes from God. My experience is that these storms are surely not good or perfect.


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