Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Delta, BC, Canada
Allow me to give my two cents opinion on the subject discussed in the dailies by Kori- na Waibuta and Reverend Akuila Yabaki regarding the statement “Natural occurrences such as cyclones should not be attributed to God or acts of God” extracted from Reverend James Bhagwan’s sermon. We all agree that God is in control and He knows everything that happens in this world. Does this mean that He is the one who orchestrates natural disasters? Definitely not! Read the Book of Job and we will find that God allowed Satan to use nature’s elements but not to take away Job’s life. Satan has one aim and that is to destroy humanity before they could repent, but God being in control turns the tide and uses natural disasters and other calamities in life to give us a wake-up call and get right with Him. Our relationship and standing with God will reveal where we stand on the question if natural disasters are an act or judgment of God or not.