Let me say first off that I am not a religious nut. I do not run about spreading my arms to the sky crying, “Praise God!” I do not belong to any religious organisation; in fact I claim no religion.
That being said, I do believe in God.
On the other side of the coin, I see mankind as the most destructive, evil species ever to walk this earth. This lovely earth.
Today we are having a storm. Gusts of heavy rain and blasts of high wind. Somewhere a tree will go down and break a power line, and if I don’t save this document every few words, I may lose it.
This is the weekend, and it seems to me that the power cuts occur most often on weekends. On the radio news I hear that power crews are ready to leap into action. North from here there are already power outages…
But that’s not what I’m thinking about.
I see God sitting in his cloud-throne smiling. He is not smiling at us, He is smiling because perhaps He has found a way to beat us. WE CANNOT CONTROL THE WEATHER.
I’m surprised He hasn’t thought about this sooner.
Look what we have done to this planet. We have sabotaged God’s green earth. We have wiped out half of the world’s wildlife since 1970. We have polluted the oceans and the air and the land, and now we are striving mightily to pollute the very bedrock by ‘hydro-fracturing’ in the pursuit of underground pockets of natural gas and oil.
God’s answer is to raise the earth’s temperature. We call it the greenhouse effect, and we know that it is caused by man’s pollution of the air, and we just keep on doing it. And God is smiling, because as the world’s temperature rises the weather becomes more violent, and WE CANNOT CONTROL THE WEATHER.
That’s what’s on my mind this morning during this lovely rainstorm which may become a snowstorm by evening and create havoc on the highways and kill a few more innocent people. Innocent, because ~ who is guilty?
I live 30 miles from town, I need my car, which spews out emissions which add to the greenhouse effect. Give me a car that runs on solar energy.
Today the United Nations announced that the world is facing extreme climate changes unless we reduce emissions to ZERO before 2100. That means an end to using fossil fuels within the next generation.
Will we listen? Will we do it?
Which will happen first? We stop using fossil fuels, or we create irreversible climate change.
God must be smiling. Perhaps He has found a way to bring mankind under control.
More likely we will just continue on our merry, self-destructive way.