During Noah’s time everything perished but his family. God said to Noah He would not flood the world again. But that was thousands and thousands of years ago. We have read/heard accounts from history books and other references on earths flooding that killed thousands of people. I thought the Tsumami that killed thousands of people in Asia would be the last but there was Tsunami again that killeds hundreeds of people in the Pacific. Now Metro-Manila and adjacent provinces were submerged under water recently brought about by typhoon Ondoy.
But this is not the first time the Philippines was flooded. It had been flooded so many times although in other provinces and group of islands in the country. And flooding is not only happening in the Philippines, it’s all over in the world.
When Metro-Manila and the CALABARSON Area had been flooded (until now there are still parts of Metro-Manila which are under water) some friends called me and ask this question. Why is God flooding the Philippines. Doesn’t God know that the Philippines is poor and does not need any more calamities to come? The people are still recuperating from the past natural calamities and here is another widespread flooding again? Is God trying to punish the corrupt and the abusive officials of the Philippine government? Is Metro Manila flooding related to graft and corruption in the government and dirty politics? During Noah’s time God destroyed the earth with flood to put an end to the excesses and evil of people. Is God trying to funish us also this time.
Maybe yes, may be no is my answer. Yes because we all contributed to the harming of our natural resources. We buy timber products, furnitures, construct houses, convert agricultural and forest lands into housing projects. And we all patronize them too out of necessity. Man’s basic need is food, clothing, and shelter. The provision of this item has something to do also with manufacturing, land exploitation, and production. In other words we have gone extremes in our industrial production just to cope up with our needs.
Mother nature is hurt, and mother nature is now funishing us which is the perception of many of us. But to me God allowed this thing to happen for us to know where we have gone and wrong and to repent from all our shortcomings including the evil we have done to nature and to our land.
By the way many of the problems we have encountered in the evacuation centers are lack of toilet facilities, dirty environment, insufficient food supplies, blankets and other form of clothing, and of course spread of waterborn diseases. We need medicines. We have medical practitioners offering free services in various medical mission. But the thing we don’t have enough medicine for the sick. May we appeal to the kind hearted owners of these big drug companies to donate some more. Please channel them to the Department of Health.