California on Fire

California is the state of the USA that is home to Hollywood. The place where the Weinstein sex scandal broke, which led to a climate in the USA of the one sex scandal coming out in the open after the other. Even politicians are involved. It is spreading like wildfire in the USA.

California is on fire, also literally. Forest fires, which you would expect in the summer, but not in the winter. Los Angeles is under threat of several wildfires now. Hundred thousands of people have to be evacuated. At least six houses in the wealthiest suburb have been destroyed.  A 15 km stretch of one of the busiest freeways in the USA had to be closed and a state of emergency has been declared in Los Angeles. The Australian even put a link to an article on its website which had the title ‘On a fiery highway to hell’.

O, divine irony!

Is there a connection between these two facts? Is God warning this world? In the Book of Revelation John tells us how he witnesses the seven seals being opened, and thereafter the seven trumpet sounds, but, he writes in 9:20-21 : But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

This and many events like this, should make us think. If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it? (Amos 3:6).