9/11 took us by surprise. Katrina, however, grew to hellish proportions before our very eyes. Modern technology allowed us to track this killer storm as she cut her first swath across southern Florida and then surged to catastrophic proportions in the Gulf. In the middle of our national loss, we now know where Katrina was going. But where did she come from?
In the midst and aftermath of immeasurable pain and loss, questions come to our minds. What are we to think about storms so horrific that insurance companies call them “acts of God”? Do these annual winds of destruction reflect the judgment of God? Are they the work of a powerful spiritual enemy? Or is the immeasurable heartbreak of stunned communities rooted only in the unfortunate convergence of natural events?