As one who was born in Mississippi and raised in south Georgia, I am very proud of my southern roots. Frankly, I could not hide them even if I was inclined. It is a heritage that includes the Bible Belt, sweet tea, BBQ, lemon icebox pie, peanut butter, gnats, humidity, pecan trees, Georgia mud cats, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Atlanta Braves (including the bad years). But, one thing we rarely needed to be ready for was treating the roads for snow and ice. Therefore, even a light or moderate amount of snow means impassable roads and gridlock in traffic. The historic snowstorm that has hit the deep south has come with power outages, massive traffic jams, stranded motorists, numerous wrecks, and seven states of emergency. Typically, southern cities do not have chemicals for road treatment, a bevy of snow plows, or organized plans because these events are so rare.
I am not criticizing these locales and governments because of this lack of preparation. Of course, I was not trying to get home from work or school in those conditions. If you were, you likely feel differently.
Yet, there is a general state of unpreparedness for something that is 100% likely to occur at some point in the future. Every single person could potentially make completely ready for it. It has been forecast with the greatest of certainty. It has been described in clear enough detail. The preparation is outlined in clear and simple detail. There are even a number of people who have been employed and enlisted to aid in warning and educating the general public. Those tasked with being prepared and preparing others will be held accountable for whether or not they were involved in enacting that plan. Every single person who is unprepared will nonetheless be accountable and liable for the consequences of their not being ready (Mat. 25:1-13). There is absolutely no reason why anyone should be unprepared for the Judgment Day. May each of us do our part to help prepare as many as possible for it!