The same day that the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America voted to approve homosexuals in leadership, a storm moved through the area where the convention was being held. A small tornado dropped down at the Minneapolis Convention Center a few hours before the vote causing little damage but it got the attention of the delegates.
One of the delegates who worked on the resolution, commented, "We trust the weather is not a commentary on our work." Others saw a warning of God`s anger. A local Baptist pastor whose church is near the convention center commented: "The tornado in Minneapolis was a gentle but firm warning to the ELCA and all of us: Turn from the approval of sin. Turn from the promotion of behaviors that lead to destruction."
The pattern of the weather commenting on a current event is not unusual. In the Chick tract, Somebody Angry? a pattern is described of floods, tornados, hurricanes and other natural disasters in the U.S. coinciding with pressure placed on Israel to give up God`s land to Islam.
God is not only jealous of His land and His people, but of His laws. When we violate His laws, He begins with gentle reminders of our rebellion. If we persist, He has ways of putting us in a "world of hurt." Soul winners, we need to sound the warning every way possible: by tracts, personal witnessing and speaking out against sin at every opportunity.