There have been so many natural disasters happening around the world, almost continuously ~ earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, tornadoes, floods, mudslides, and at this moment a volcano still erupting. The occurrences have been more violent than ever, resulting in losses and destruction on an unprecedented scale worldwide. Does God have a message for us in all of this?
First of all, nothing can happen without God's permission and God is always trying to speak to us one way or another. Of course, the disasters have saddened the world, but what's even sadder is the fact that we are not aware or don't believe that God send us messages. It's so easy to simply attribute all the happenings to nature. Politically, mentioning God in public is no longer correct. How often does God come into our minds? How many Christians actually talk about how the Lord works in their lives? Why is he always shoved into the background and ignored? Are we ashamed of him? Do we care more about what people think of us than what God thinks of us? A lot more questions.
Yet the Father always has us in his mind, on his heart, and under his watchful eyes; but we dismiss him at will. It's just so one-sided! Jesus, the cornerstone, was rejected by the builders; now the Lord, our creator and savior, gets ignored by his own creatures whom he loved with his own life. What a sad state we are in!