I just read an article describing the flooding in Colorado in the last two days as "biblical flooding"(The Two-Way NPR, "Biblical Flooding in Colorado Rages", September 13, 2013 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/13/222037822/biblical-flooding-rages-in-colorado.) We must as journalists not ascribe anything that may be related to God Almighty without knowing the scriptures; it's not enough to report the news, but to say what is right as well. However, it is an urgent and serious matter occurring in Colorado with the flooding and rain fall in the last four days. The flooding in Colorado is tragic, but not at all at biblical proportions.
God promised He would never again flood the earth and destroy all life. "I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth", Genesis 9:11, The Holy Bible. God has kept His Eternal Word. We see His Covenant in the rainbow He promised a man named Noah (Genesis 9:12). The flood was sent because "every imagination of man's heart was evil" (Read the account in The Book of Genesis, chapters 7-9. It is a great story of God's power, Sovereignty, judgement and redemption of His creation). This is not what is happening in Boulder, Colorado and other towns. Some lives have been lost and we mourn with the families who have lost loved ones and homes.
Critically, as believers, we should pray. Let's not get caught up in journalistic evaluations of what is going on with the weather patterns around the world. We can pray for God's intervention. We can pray for those who are dealing with tremendous loss and fear. We should pray for children who do not understand that life can be frightening, especially if we do not know Jesus Christ as our Savior. We should pray for other Christians who are suffering as well; pray for their strength and witness in Christ and pray for all emergency, hospital and government personnel helping people to find safety in the midst of these storms.
In Jesus name, I pray for the safety and welfare of Coloradoans. I pray that the floods will recede and the rainfall stop. They have gone through so much with the fires a few months ago and now the rains. I have friends in Colorado so I am especially praying for them and all the saints of Jesus Christ and all the peoples of that great State. You too, can pray in Jesus name if you know Jesus and contact the American Red Cross or Samaritan's Purse (a Christian organization) to see how you can help financially. Here is the American Red Cross link here: http://www.redcross.org/. Samaritan's Purse is here: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/. God is still on The Throne of Heaven. He loves you, me and the people of Colorado. Pray. He cares.