The terrible tragedy of the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis is a wake-up call to all the States in the U. S. that we have an aging infrastructure that needs much repair and replacement. I can only imagine what was going through the minds of those motorists in stop and go rush-hour traffic as the pavement suddenly gave way under them and there was a free-fall into the mighty Mississippi. The "why?" is a difficult question to answer, but they will search through the rubble and piece the puzzle together and come up with the solution to the mystery.
In our Bible Class, this Sunday, Wayne Clark and I will be discussing "Signs of the Times" in relationship to Bible prophecy. I recall that the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy and said, "In the last days, perilous times would come..." Jesus, Himself, foretold a period of trouble, earthquakes, disasters, difficulties, wars and rumors of wars and many other things that would come to pass in the period just prior to His second coming. It was He who said, "When you see all these things coming to pass, look up, for your redemption is drawing near."
This would be a good time for each of us to purpose in our heart that we will read the Bible more often, that we will pray and seek God's face for His mercy on our nation. Our leaders need our prayers for wisdom and direction from God. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..."