I wrote alot and lost it, so I'll just say God didn't send the storm, He only allows things like that, which is a result from a fallen world.<quoted text>Yes, and this business of "God sent this tornado, but he's going to keep me safe from it if I pray," is what I get so tired of hearing. Sorry, Rose, but I find it so frustrating when the prayer itself is considered more important than the results. If that's the case, why pray?
Results are what is needed - keeping people safe, and taking care of them is done by people, because if God was going to do it, He would just do it. There wouldn't be anything to be safe FROM.
The parents and teachers of the kids who drowned, and likely the kids themselves, were praying too. Did God answer the prayers of the other teachers and parents, and the lady and her dog, but not those 22 kids?
It's entirely arbitrary.
It's as a ringing cymbal, a clanging gong....just noise.
If you build you house on the ocean shore, why by so shocked when it gets leveled by a hutticane, THAT HAS A LONG HISTORY OF HITTING SHORE, same with tornados.rr