The world is unpredictable. Emergency situations are unpredictable. We believe that we are living in the days of Revelation and according to Proverbs 27:12 The wise see danger ahead and avoid it, but fools keep going and get into trouble.
Since 2010 FEMA has announced a disaster declaration 644 times in the United States. This is for natural disasters only. Tornados, ice storms, fire, drought, flooding and hurricanes are only a few of the catastrophic events that we have no control over in our lives. It only takes a moment to look at the news every day to see the man -made threats that are occurring everywhere. Terrorism is on the rise and the potential for power grid failure grows stronger.
We have been blessed to have the conveniences of running water, electricity, food availability and good health care. But, we have become so dependent on these luxuries that them, many could not survive.
The fact is that emergencies and disasters do happen, and are happening. We cannot rely on someone else or the government to take care of us.
We need to prepare so that we can take care of our loved ones. We need to prepare to help others as Christ has commanded. We need to prepare because it is using good common sense. In this age of unpredictability, the fear and uncertainty of the disasters that are possible can weigh very heavy. When we are prepared there is the peace of mind in knowing that we are