The Weather Gods Have Been Kind!



The Weather Gods Have Been Kind!

4 March 2009 Hits:3383

It never ceases to amaze me how religious non-religious people get in times of crisis.  When the Black Saturday Bush Fires devastated lives and property many people asked the question: “Where is God in all this?”  And, “If there’s a loving God, why did he let this happen?”  Even one Christian leader waded into this accusation by saying the bush fires were the result of God lifting His hand of protection off Victoria to punish our government’s evil decisions.  Only problem with that is that innocent people, including Christians, lost their lives and property.  That’s like punishing my seven year old for something my 10 year old did wrong.  But I digress…

On Tuesday of this week we had mass warnings of hazardous conditions that could lead to more devastation – high temperatures and strong winds.  The only difference was that this time the conditions did not turn out quite as bad as first thought.  The temperatures were more moderate and much of Victoria received some good rain.  So what was the response to these blessings?  Was there praise given to God rather than questions and blame? Not at all!  The response on talkback radio was, “The weather gods have been kind to us!”

Oh, I get the picture.  When bad stuff happens God exists but He must be blamed or questioned.  After all bad things are “Acts of God” are they not? But when good things happen God doesn’t exist but the weather gods do; or the response is, “Isn’t Mother Nature wonderful?”  You can’t have it both ways.

No wonder the Bible states, “Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  In other words when it comes to the goodness of God it is possible to be deceived into thinking that God is not good.  And some swallow this deception hook, line and sinker!

Rob Buckingham

Senior Minister

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2 replies on “The Weather Gods Have Been Kind!”

Steve Macsays:

Bless you Rob,You are right,Christian or not,you just can’t have it both ways.
Your words are directly from the heart of God who seeks all to love his son, and to trust in him.[removed]void(0);

Chris Harrissays:

Good point Rob. Its common to see people trusting in ‘gods’ that intellectually they would claim not to exist. We see such practices as touching wood, crossing fingers, tarot, palm reading, horoscopes, use of mediums, crystals, fatalism etc.. on a daily basis. Persons doing such things are placing their trust in that thing, otherwise why would they do it. So many people look for wood to touch and keep quiet on occasions in case they tempt fate. An old term for this is superstition. Like it or not, someone doing such things is placing their trust in them. As for me, I’ve come to trust only in the living God, who made all things. I would recommend him to anyone — much better than looking for wood to touch !

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