Something to digest about the New Orleans flood.... God has HIS mysterious ways... Well i guess itz only in times like this that you start to ponder abt wat really grief God enuff to do such a thing since Noah's time..
I guess to put it across simply.. Live in the light of God's righteousness, holiness and truth
Mayor of New Orleans Loses His Gamble with God
Reporting by Eddie Smith
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin wanted 125,000+ gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered revelers to spend $100 million dollars in "The Big Easy," New Orleans.
So, as he and two of his predecessors (Mayors Sidney Barthelomew and Marc H. Morial) have done in the past, Mayor Nagin issued an official proclamation welcoming visitors to New Orleans,
on wednesday, August 31st through Monday, September 5th, 2005 for Southern Decadence XXXIV. "Southern Decadence, A Celebration of Gay Life, Music, and Culture" is always Labor Day Weekend.
Mayor Nagin wrote: "Welcome to the most intriguing city in the world: New Orleans, Louisiana! The City of New Orleans extends to you our heartfelt gratitude for coming to our unique mecca on the Mississippi River---There is no place like this on earth!---Southern Decadence XXXII is an exciting event! We welcome you---" You can read his entire welcome letter at:
On the evening of August 29, Hurricane Katrina's eyewall passed over the eastern edge of New Orleans. Early the next morning, (the day before Southern Decadence was scheduled to erupt in the city), breaches in three places of the levee system on the Lake Pontchartrain caused an even greater disaster. Heavy flooding covered almost the entire city, forcing the total evacuation of over a million people. The city is now uninhabitable and the water has nowhere to go.
Nagin wanted his city flooded with money.
It was flooded tragically.
Had the Mayor forgotten God's judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah?
"Now consider this, ye that forget God..." (Psa 50:22).
"Righteousness exalteth a [city]: but sin is a reproach to any people"(Pro 14:34).
Mayor Nagin will complain about the Federal Government's slow response to the tragedy in his city---but he bears some of the blame for blatantly ignoring God's laws of righteousness.
"Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch" (Luke 6:39)?
God give us leaders who can see!
Some predict that as many as 10,000 may have died. In the midst of the sadness, the good news is that hundreds of thousands of people who've been trapped below the poverty level all their lives, who've never dared dream of anything better, are flooding into our cities and churches. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
We must pray that along with food, clothing and shelter, many will come to know the love of God and experience His eternal salvation. As you share what you have with them, share your faith. Speak out.
Pray that many will break out of generational poverty and that a new, blessed generation will emerge for God's glory.