Sunday, May 6, 2007

Who killed those people in Kansas?

F-5 Tornado wipes out Kansas Town

GREENSBURG, Kan. (May 6) - Searchers resumed their work after daylight Sunday, looking for anyone who might have been trapped by a tornado that wiped out this South Central Kansas town. Saturday night’s rash of storms added to the anxiety as state officials confirmed eight tornadoes touching down in central and southern Kansas and the National Weather Service reported dozens more.

Nine people died in a tornado Friday, then 8 more on Saturday. Over a hundred were seriously injured, and every business along the town’s main street has been demolished. All that remains are steel girders, tattered insulation, and splintered wood. The town’s fire engines were crushed. Debris from Friday night’s tornado was blown back into the streets.

As Sunday morning broke here, all the churches have been destroyed. Scores of people had been injured, Among the few structures that survived was the Bar H Tavern, the town’s lone bar.

Questions: “Why was good people killed, injuried, and all the churches destroyed but a local bar left intact?” Did God have anything to do with it? Who is in charge of our world anyway? In a few days I will post my answer to this.

In the meantime, what do you think about it? Please post your thoughts or questions about it.


  1. I love the book "The Problem with Pain" by C. S. Lewis. I can't wait to hear your interpretation.

  2. Rev. Ken Crocker D.D. writes:

    The Roman Emperor Constantine said he was told by God to put the sign of the Christian cross on his shields. "By this sign you will be victor" (hoc signo victor eris)

    His decisive victory at the battle of Milvian Bridge made him the sole ruler of the western half of the Roman Empire. It was a crisis for the Christian Churches because suddenly everyone professed to being a Christian for political reasons. At the end of the fourth century, his son Theodosius I proclaimed Christianity the state religion.

    The true Christian Church and it's doctrines fared better under persecution and obscurity.

    God created the laws of nature to be the same for Saint and sinner alike. Job (the name means persecuted one) a perfect man --suffers the loss of everything. He is accused by his "miserable comforters" as being a secret sinner.

    Then, God restored all Job's fortunes and even gave him more children (42:10-17). In the end Job found meaningful life, in experiencing God and his faith relationship to Him. God can be trusted in the worst of circumstances as well as in the best.

    The God of eternity in the world to come can and will remove all the suffering and injustice of this world.

    (Job 42:1-2 NIV) "Then Job replied to the LORD: {2} "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted."