The tragic loss of those in the path of hurricanes!

The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history has killed at least 14 people after tearing through the Caribbean, and is now on course to “devastate the United States”, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has warned. 

Hurricane Irma is now heading towards Florida, which is on high alert and has ordered half a million people to evacuate. The Carolinas and Georgia have also declared emergencies.

The Category 5 storm, had maximum sustained wind speeds of 185mph on Thursday, according to the US National Hurricane Centre. 

It was downgraded to a Category 4 with 150mph winds on Friday but remains “extremely dangerous.”

The storm, of “nuclear” ferocity, has churned along a path through the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico, and towards the Dominican RepublicHaiti and Cuba. Residents of Florida are preparing for a potential hit over the weekend. Irma’s eye passed directly over the island of Barbuda, meaning its inhabitants were twice subjected to the fastest winds.

 Then we have the earthquake in Mexico and the threat of even more wars and famine! It seems the birth pangs of the Lord’s second coming maybe getting closer!

 Hurricane Irvine6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nationwill rise against nation, and kingdom againstkingdom. There will be famines and earthquakesin various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.… Matthew 24 v 7-8

Well you do not need a theological degree to know the coming of the Lord is a week nearer than it was last week. Lord give us a sense of urgency to preach the Gospel!

Let us pray for the dear ones that have no homes to go back to and so many businesses blown away. The economy of tourism ruined for years to come and the tragic loss of life! Pray for all those in the rescue mission and for the folks that have lost their church buildings!

Keep trusting – every blessing Prune B.T.

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