She is a good mother.
A protective mother, a bountiful and beneficial mother, a beautiful mother, a tolerant mother. She is slow to anger.
But when she gets riled she will vent with great fury. Her oceans will rise and carry away our towns and our homes. Her mountains will cascade down upon us and crush our buildings and bury us in rubble. Her winds will scream with madness and smash everything in their path. Her rain will endlessly pour in an attempt to cleanse the earth.
But if the earth is so filthy it cannot be cleansed, she will use her deadliest weapon. She will upend the earth and break it into pieces. The ground will open up and roadways will split in two and buildings will crumble and fire will scorch the earth to its roots.
So please, ladies and germs, do not to make Mother Nature mad.
Header graphic: Words spoken by Chief Seattle (1786 — 1866), a Suquamish Native American. Image via Stacy Hartlage Taylor, Pinterest.
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I find it sad that you are giving the creation the honor that belongs to the Creator. Human sin has wrecked this earth so that it is no longer in the condition in which God created it. But this situation won’t go on forever. A time is coming when the earth and the heavens will be destroyed by fire and replaced by a new earth and a new heaven which will be perfect and will last forever.
As a Bible literalist, as you obviously are, do you also believe that, taken literally, the Bible says the earth is flat, stands on pillars and cannot move? (1 Chr 16:30, Ps 93:1, Ps 96:10, 1 Sam 2:8, Job 9:6). I’m sure you don’t believe that, so where do you draw the line between literalism and metaphor?