Our prayers go out to all those affected by the devastating tsunamis in the Indian Ocean. If you would like to make a donation to help victims of this disaster, you can contribute online to the Red Cross' International Response Fund here:
Google has also published a list of links to aid resources (including CNN's list of links) and groups accepting donations for victims:
Finally, the American Institute of Philanthropy has just announced its list of top-rated charities currently offering relief services to tsunami victims:
If you are unable to contribute financially, please consider adding the victims to your prayers...they do make a difference.
If you are having a difficult time reconciling how God could allow such a thing to happen, you may want to listen to RevTim Podcast TWO, which host Tim Hohm devotes to the subject, as well as the December 27th edition of Lifespring!, in which host Steve Webb touches on it as well. And remember that God's desire is that death be a good thing, a transition to a far better eternal life with Him, as stated by Jesus in John 3:16. Disasters like this remind us that we need to be clear on what we believe in and why as far as our eternal destiny is concerned; there are no guarantees that we can put off deciding such things until tomorrow.
Posted at 1:29:37 PM | Entry #92 |