The Word Among Us

February 2006 Issue

My Redeemer Lives

Tragedy, Disaster, and the Justice of God

An earthquake in Pakistan kills nearly eighty thousand people. A tsunami overwhelms the coastline of the Indian Ocean, killing more than two hundred fifty thousand people. A hurricane slams into the southern United States and causes flooding that kills nearly one thousand people. A mudslide in Central America causes six hundred people to be buried alive in a matter of minutes.

For more than a year, our television screens have been filled with images of devastation and human suffering caused by natural disasters....

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