Just Luck or the Lord's Will?
Robert Steinback of The Miami Herald wrote in his column yesterday: . . .
Why did Hurricane Katrina miss my mother's house?
Embedded in this question are two distinct inquiries: What are the meteorological conditions that steered the worst of this storm just east of my mother's home near Baton Rouge? And, Why did those poor souls farther down the Delta and east along the Gulf Coast take such a hit, but not she?
If it's possible to will a hurricane to turn by staring for hours at satellite image loops on a computer screen, then I, in Miami, helped protect her. But I know the real reason she and her home were spared: Luck. Chance. Happenstance. That storm didn't care where it was going. And no intelligent pilot decided that somebody in Biloxi needed to die, or some family in New Orleans needed their home flooded to the rafters, and my mother didn't.
As a Christian, how would you respond to him?
Hat tip to Marvin Olasky at World Magazine Blog.