"Mother Nature sure blew it..."
Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods,
droughts, and earthquakes kill tens of thousands of
people each year. Multitudes endure crippling diseases,
endless suffering, and unspeakable pain (see Romans
5:12 footnote). Many non-Christians credit a heartless
Mother Nature for giving us all this grief. They fail
to consider that "Mother Nature" has a Senior
Partner—Father God. However, if God is responsible
for all this heartache, that presents an interesting
If God is an "all-loving"
Father figure, as we are told, we seem to have three
1) God blew it when He
made everything (He’s creative but incompetent);
2) God is a tyrant, who gets His kicks from seeing
kids die of leukemia;
3) something between God and man is radically wrong.
These are our choices...and
those who take time to consider the evidence will lean
toward number three. Something between man and God is
radically wrong, and the Bible tells us what it is.
There is a war going on. We are told that mankind is
an enemy of God in his mind through wicked works (Colossians
1:21). That’s not too hard to see. Man is continually
committing violent acts such as murder and rape, lying,
stealing, etc., as the daily news confirms. He uses
God’s name as a curse word, while Mother Nature
gets the glory for His creation—unless there’s
a horrible disaster; then man calls that "an act
An applicable acronym for
WAR is We Are Right. Any country going to war does so
because it has the conviction that it is in the right.
However, a quick look at God’s Law shows us who
is right and who is wrong. We, not God, are the guilty
party. If we want His blessing back on our nation and
in our lives, we must make peace with Him, and that
is possible only through faith in Jesus Christ.