Nature is truly amazing but, after all, it should be for it is an earthly display of God's glory and power. Whether it be a beautiful and sunny day with fair winds and following seas, or a dreary, stormy one with dangerous winds and pounding waves, it all comes from God. He is our Master, our Creator and magnanimous and He knows everything there is to know about us. So, when we challenge his nature in any way, we need to either respect His power or suffer the consequences. And if what we do is shoddy or doesn't make sense for where we might do it, serious issues will impact us.
The next time you go out for a leisurely drive in the area where you live, take a good look around you and evaluate what you see. If you live in an urban area, are there blocks and blocks of shuttered buildings while new and larger facilities are sprawling outward from the city? Are coastal regions so overpopulated that driving there is like rush hour traffic and when you arrive, unless you have an ocean view room, you can't even see the ocean without taking a significant hike? And what about the footing, is the building placed right on sandy soil or is it placed on huge pilings deep into the sandy soil? How you answer these questions is up to you, but I pose them since we so often create cities where they really don't make sense and result in major tragedy when the always coming storm finally arrives. After all, about eighty-five percent of our population lives within one hundred miles of a coastal location.
It's not just in the cities and coastal locations, the problem is also prevalent in rural America where we bulldoze forests, even those in swamp land, to create new communities that become a soup bowl of muck when a storm like last year's Hurricane Irma or this year's Florence comes. And we then ask the question of why God does things like this. And, sadly, the answer is that He didn't. He gave us free will and we used it in a much less than appropriate way. But as long as man is a mortal being on earth and their is money to be made and people want more and more stuff without fully enjoying much of what they already have, this battle between God's nature and man will continue. He doesn't want it to be that way, he just allows us to do as we wish.
Look, I'm not saying that we go live under a rock and don't improve our lives as human nature expects, but I am saying we need to be more careful and skeptical of anyone who says he can turn your town or your beach or even your farm community into heaven on earth. There is only one heaven, folks, and it's not here on earth and the sooner we recognize that and live accordingly, the better off we all will be. Just consider those things as you evaluate the world around you and let God into your heart via your inner Holy Spirit. Ask hard questions and apply a little skepticism to their promises. A little discernment will help you know what is right, appropriate and a good course to follow.