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Understanding the Time We Live In

In 2004, the shoreline of Sri Lanka, was devastated by a horrifying and massive tsunami. The destruction caused in just a few minutes was unimaginable, with close to 40,000 lives lost and thousands of homes wiped out. It took months to recover from the devastation.

As the rebuilding process began, one of the strange discoveries found out was that prior to the tsunami, animals in the wildlife reserves close to the sea, instinctively seemed to sense the danger that was approaching. As a result, they moved to higher ground or further inland and escaped the effects of the killer waves. After the tsunami, the people also are now wiser as to what they should do, if a similar disaster threatens to strike again.

Possible Preaching Angle:

Sadly, when it involves God's timing in the affairs of the world, most people seem to find it difficult to understand what’s happening! With all that is taking place around us today, it is time to look up, for “our redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28).


Maryann Mott, “Did Animals Sense Tsunami Was Coming?” National Geographic (1-4-05)

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