The tornado season has hit us hard again, just like last spring. This year it seems to be coming even harder.
As a Christian and as one who looks forward to Jesus’ return, I am reminded again of what Jesus said in Matthew 24:8: “…All these things are the beginning of sorrows.” He was speaking of famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. And the term “beginning of sorrows” literally means “the beginning of labor pains.”
What Jesus was saying is that as the day of His coming draws nearer, natural disasters will increase. They will increase in frequency and intensity just as labor pains do—until the child is born.
Tornadoes have not been listed in the Bible as one of the signs of His coming, however, it is a natural disaster just as an earthquake, and I think it can be included. In other parts of the world…
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