To rebuild or not. That is the pressing question on everyone’s mind.
Will this bustling city of entertainment rise from the filthy stench of death and sewage to reclaim a spot as one of the top entertainment spots in the U.S.? Will life in southern Louisiana ever be the same? Can our country grab hold of the promise of true freedom and draw closer to God for His comfort and grace?
IMHO (in my humble opinion, to those out there who are not Net-savvy) the answers are no; no; and doubtful.
It will take billions of taxpayers dollars to bring N.O. to even a semblance of its former self; many homeowners who were insured will take the money and run far, far away to higher ground; others who were less fortunate will have to seek employment in larger metropolitan areas to help pay the bills.
Watersoaked homes and businesses damaged beyond repair will be leveled and transformed into large areas of nothingness; downtown developers will plead for businesses to occupy their buildings to no avail, as most people will finally get a clue and relocate to less disaster-prone locations.
Finally, even through this cataclysmic event, people will still choose to seek the path of least resistance, which is most certainly the ways of the world. It is easier to just go with the flow than to give in to the Lord, who requires a lifetime of servitude to help others and to lead them to Christ. We have already seen the degradation of society in the 96 hour span from the arrival of Hurricane Katrina to almost total lawlessness in the city of New Orleans. People would rather steal, rob, kill or destroy than to help each other out. They take more value in a new tv set that won’t even work because there’s no electricity than in a human life.
While people moan and groan about not having any help…how about helping each other and finding ways to better their situations through teamwork and love and compassion? There is always hope when we learn to work together for the good.
But, in the short term, there is NO hope in a society that places their trust in the things of this world…instead of placing their trust in our living God.
He can help; He can do miracles…but we have to trust in Him fully.