Often we get carried away with ourselves and think we are all powerful, capable of doing anything and being able to overcome all obstacles. We do it in the way and where we live and later when we find out we have problems we always look for someone else to blame. Unfortunately, we have no one else to blame but ourselves.
When the Lord created this earth and gave us dominion over it, it came with a price. The price was stewardship. He made us responsible for using it wisely not selfishly. And while so many of us work hard to live within his guidance, there are many more of us who throw caution to the winds and decide that whatever we want we can have.
The result? Overcrowding on the coast, depletion in many areas of our precious water supply and the discarding of the old, often leaving eyesores behind for others to deal with. Our infrastructure is fragile and in some places at the breaking point, while we continue to push outward with development in swamps and lowlands with total disregard for what the ultimate result will be. For this reason and many more, developers always want to push for a public-private partnership on the deal and the result is always the local taxpayers picking up the tab for much of the bill.
The instigator of the project never wants to assume the risk. Check on huge projects in your area and see if that isn't in fact the case. The taxpayer, including those who are most impacted by a bad decision, always end up holding the bag. It's kind of like applying for a loan with a high interest rate with the bank protecting itself from any risk. Why are they earning such a high interest if risk isn't involved?
Now I'm no tree hugger, in fact I'm a Conservative and I believe that we have the right to develop our land, but that development must be responsible and it must be done in a way that does not serious degrade the life of others around us. It also shouldn't result in higher taxes from the community for things that should have been handled by the developer who makes the primary financial gain.
And remember, conservative comes from conserve, and if we aren't careful we can become our own worst enemies. God gives us free will to do as we choose but he expects s to choose in a way that he would approve. We also have to live with the consequences of whatever decision we make.
So the next time you see beautiful yet powerful storm clouds on the horizon, remember what power as well as glory they represent. For while we think we are so powerful, all it takes is one hurricane or flood to show us just how wrong we can be. Nature will outpoint us every time and nature comes from our Maker just as we do.
Think about it; it will put a much different perspective on the way you live and will give you inner peace. God bless you all.