Southern US is once more bracing for another torrent of ‘nature.’ I say nature carefully because that’s a word we use when we don’t want to face the inevitable. ‘Nature’ is a wondrous and beautiful thing, while at the same time being awful and terrible, that is, full of terror.
Plain unadulterated terror, showing no mercy or favoritism, its power is equally immune to the rich or poor voices of they who cry: ‘leave us alone.’ But the ‘whirlwind,’ that slow and fast-moving monster that listens to no one, always reveals something greater, for a tree is known by its own fruit.
Indeed, the hurricane fruit is a spin-off He who upholds all things, such as the rain, the glistening snow, and of course the winds themselves. Who has not seen a tornado and just gulped at the glory of the funnel? Who has not been left dizzy by nature’s display of power? Perhaps a fool doesn’t care to notice, but sane minds at least consider.
But the hurricanes are a collection of those greater winds, yet we don’t think of the bigger picture because we are not affected. We enjoy that ‘car crash’ from a distance, as we slow down, but it is never personal, UNLESS we or someone we know gets caught in the trauma. So what is the bigger picture? I thought you may ask that.
Not as in men’s frenzied desires to control others, but is the pure display of Nature’s fury and awe, awe which laughs at global warming, and earthquakes which have mocked pseudo scientists and madmen alarmists long before rubber, plastic, or the gasoline engine was ever invented.
Yes indeed, the whirlwinds, the quakes, the tsunamis, went about their worldly circuits being oblivious to the foul mouths of they who curse God at every turn, and refuse to recognize that ALL power abides in Him. It is He who sends forth lightning, it is He who whispers the thunder, it is He who sends to earth rain, hail, and that wonderful blanket of snow. That be some power.
You and I? Ha! We can’t as much create a fingernail, yet we lift those fingers in disdain as we curse He who is altogether good. We see the hurricane coming, but we test him by not heeding the warning to flee, then blame Him for taking our lives. Not too smart.
But I do love seeing the God of nature in all its ways, I love seeing how the testimony of scripture affirms nature’s obedience to One greater, and am struck at how callous the heart must be to not see that all power belongs to God. And btw, God is good to both the just, and the unjust, and He is no respecter of persons when it comes to nature either.
I certainly do not want to see one lost life, and take no pleasure in saying some will not pay attention, as if they can go into a boxing ring against the wind, and expect to win, but c’mon people, wake up, for in all this, the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.