Friday, September 8, 2017

Nature Unbalanced

Hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, earthquakes and tornados, mountains sides ablaze, wars and terrorism—it is not God’s wrath but man’s refusal to heed God’s precepts that creates this chaos
. . . nature exists in a delicate balance, human actions have unbalanced that balance and God mourns the destruction.  The saving words are “Thy will be done” and they have been ignored.

The voice of the Lord is in nature and nature howls from the pain man has inflicted upon her.  Nature is warning us, calling us to awaken.  In the earliest pages of the Bible God says, “I lay before you life and death, choose life”.  We make the ‘for life choice’ by following The Way of Jesus which is love and forgiveness—but instead we have ignored that imperative and chosen greed and selfishness . . . and the earth groans as man’s choices unbalance the balance, bringing destruction.
We need God in our life, our world and our consciousness.

Once again I invoke the contemporary version of  Psalm 29:

We have not kept your precepts, Lord.
We have not shepherded the earth by your formulation,
We have plundered for private gain
            and trampled the lowly to amass profits.

Ascribe to the Lord, O world leaders,
            ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the reverence due his name
            and take heed of the splendor of his holiness.

The voice of the LORD is heard in Nature,
            the God of glory thunders.
The Lord gives us warning as we despoil the earth;
            the voice of the Lord breaks the cedars
            and howls the winds.
The voice of the Lord shakes the mountains
            and strikes with flashes of lightening.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
            and strips forests bare.
Look, listen and know!

The Lord sits enthroned over the waters and land,
The Lord reigns King forever.
The Lord gives warning to his people!

Heed his precepts and principles
            lest man’s choices bring destruction
            to this wondrous earth and all its inhabitants!


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