“Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
(Acts 2:38 NLT)
On August 29 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans LA and became the deadliest, most destructive and costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States. At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods.
The city of New Orleans flooded as the levee system catastrophically failed leaving 80% of the city submerged and the floodwaters lingered for weeks.[1]
Exactly 7 years later to the day Hurricane Isaac is predicted to strike New Orleans. God is a Creator and not a destroyer but He sometimes permits life’s storms as warning messages. It is better to voluntarily submerge ourselves being baptized in God’s blessings then to be involuntarily submerged and baptized in the floods of destruction.