Thursday, December 30, 2004


Today's RNR is a bit limited, partly of necessity (pastor's got a sermon to write, hospital visit, a wedding rehearsal tonight), and partly because there's not much going on at the moment.

Certainly, most of the news pales in comparison to the ongoing Tsunami story.

As many people have already noted, it's difficult to keep up with the ever-rising numbers. Speak from the Heart was reporting at dinnertime last night that the total number of dead could top 100,000. This morning's WaPo says it's already over 116,000. Unbelievable.

There's an entire blog dedicated to coordinating information and links to relief funds: If that's not enough information for you, you can also consult the NYT or the Network for Good. That last one isn't strictly a relief agency, but rather a clearinghouse for non-profit donations. You may want to bookmark it for future reference.

For pure ease, however, you really can't beat, which allows you to make a PayPal contribution directed to a list of charities. Go. Go now.

Bene diction provides a fascinating link to the "IRIS Seismic Monitor," which images earth movements in near-real time.

pastordan will be attempting the "why question" in his sermon this week. But other folks have their own ideas:

Jesus indicates that all the natural disasters will begin to increase in frequency and intensity in concert with each other shortly before His return. And it is as these "birth pains" begin to take place that believers in Jesus are to know that their deliverance is near.

I believe we are at that time in history. As Jesus promised, He will come and deliver His own out of the worst that is to come. That is our hope. And God has never failed to keep His promises.

To which Batholomew adds a dead-on comment: "Yes - if we're really lucky, we might just make it to the Rapture without being horribly killed by a sign that our deliverance is near."

See here for another idiotic example. Ass.

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