Monday, May 19, 2008

A Bitter Pill?

In Romans 13:1-2, Paul writes to the Romans, "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgement."

Food rotted in planes, sitting on runways, ready to take off, but the government in Myanmar wouldn't give the pilots visas to get in the country.
For there is no authority except from God.

Hundreds of thousands of people will most likely starve to death because the government in Myanmar is keeping the best of the aid coming in for themselves and giving old, unhealthy food to the suffering citizens.
Those that exist have been instituted by God.

Health officials fear disease will become a big problem because the government in Myanmar isn't allowing doctors and nurses to go in and treat those in need of medical attention.
Whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed.

Here's the thing: can you handle a God like this? When you watch the news and become angry at the absolute heinous actions of the government in Myanmar, do you ever stop to think that the ruling junta has been appointed and given authority in that country by God? A God who knew that this cyclone was going to happen while they were in power and what their reaction would be?

Just something to think about.

2 comments:

kevin said...

wow! very true. This is hard to swallow since we know God as compassionate, but we overlook the fact that If He is not being glorified, his anger will burn (as it should...He is GOD for crying out loud!). God appointed pharaoh who enslaved His people, why not the Junta?

JNoah said...

I just can't wait 'til we get to Heaven, so we can all really worship every aspect of God's personality and character.