Manila: Rains submerge half of Philippine capital

Aftermath of Typhoon Ketsana in Manila, 2009


There has been more flooding in the Philippines:

‘Like a water world’: Torrential rains submerge half of Philippine capital
Rains return to flooded Manila
Aug 9, 2012
The rains, after a brief respite, returned with vengeance to savage the Philippine capital of Manila, causing more deadly flooding and other destruction.

As of Thursday, flooding, landslides and related incidents blamed on torrential rains of several days had killed at least 19 people in the densely populated capital area and elsewhere and affecting about 2 million of its residents, CNN reported quoting disaster officials…

Weather-related problems can greatly disrupt many lives, and as the above shows, even loss of lives.

Jesus foretold on a time of natural disasters as “the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:7-8)–and the sorrows seem to have begun (see also yesterday’s post Earthquakes, South African Snow, Heat Record, Drought, and Food Prices).  Yet the Book of Revelation (16:8-11) tells of a time of even greater disturbances during “the Day of the Lord.”

The affected areas are in my prayers.

Now, ultimately of course, there is good news as ultimately, God’s kingdom will come and those issues will be gone (Revelation 7:16).

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