As a child I loved playing dodgeball. In Junior High we were rewarded for a good week of class by being allowed to play dodgeball. Sadly, most of us are still playing dodgeball. We play dodgeball with the disasters all around us. We try to dodge from tornadoes. We try to dodge from cancer. We try to dodge from earthquakes and plane crashes and nuclear meltdowns and financial collapses.
While dodging the disasters may work for a while, we can’t run and hide forever. The death rate is still going strong at 100%. Our life is short. “You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). I would encourage you to prepare yourself today for the disaster that may come tomorrow.
Job was prepared. When disaster took out his family and possessions, Job said, “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.” When facing these disasters, “Job did not sin nor did he blame God” (Job. 1:21-22).