“Respect Mother Nature!” (Psalms 14:1)

It was a little after 10 AM and the glass on my front door began to rattle. At first, I thought the wind was blowing or perhaps a truck was passing close by, but it was quiet outside. After a few more seconds, the source was clear, it was an earthquake. Lasting a few seconds, the entire house shook and I fearfully looked at the ceiling hoping that nothing would fall or collapse. After it was over, I scanned the internet and discovered a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Southern California about 175 miles northeast from where I was sitting. 


Predictably, the bloggers immediately posted. Celebrity bloggers, as usual, received disproportionate attention and one well-known actor wrote, “Respect Mother Nature!” followed by several other bloggers chiming, “Agree!” There were other postings by non-celebrities that asked for God’s help and intervention and some of the responses were less than kind. “Why are you imposing your beliefs upon us? Keep them to yourself!”


It is fascinatingly disingenuous and tragically hypocritical that the Hollywood elite would get a pass from invoking the name of a mythological goddess named Mother Nature as the source of natural disasters yet if the True God is mentioned, politically correct pundits raise objections and cite religious bias. 


The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.

Psalms 14:1 (ESV)


Thousands of years earlier, the Bible recorded the words of King David as he lamented those who foolishly claim there is no God. God created man with a soul that yearns to be united with Him. We have a God-shaped hole in our heart and only a Savior, Jesus Christ, can repair and satisfy it. Yet, so many have chosen to fill this hole with the transient excess of wealth or pleasure. Anthropomorphizing nature as a goddess is another futile attempt. There is no God, only Mother Nature. 


When we follow our own desires, we quickly descend upon a slippery slope, unable to escape by our own efforts. We are all sinners and there is none who does good. We desperately need a Savior, one who answers the question of sin and guilt in our lives. We don’t need Mother Nature. 


We need Jesus Christ. 


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


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