The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Friday, November 2, 2012

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" (Luke 14:35)

I’m writing this as the great catastrophic hurricane claws its way up the coast, with my home state squarely in its path. Just in case, I’d better get this column finished fast. Maybe by the time you read it, everything will be all right. Or maybe it won’t....

While I still have electric power, I pay a short visit to the internet. Voila! This enormous killer storm is caused by… [trumpet fanfare] Global Warming! And how do we know that? Why, Bette Midler says so!

...In one of those old disaster movies from the 1970s, there was a line, “Earthquakes bring out the worst in people.” It seems hurricanes do, too. [...and it might bring out the best in some other people]

A lot of the folks on the barrier islands, for instance, didn’t want to evacuate. They were afraid their homes and shops would be looted before they could return. And there was the usual contingent of idiots who saw in the disaster an occasion for merriment: break out the surfboards and the video-cams, this is gonna be great!

The governor and umpteen dozen local mayors hit the airwaves to plead with people not to use the roads until the storm was over. ... Do you think that kept people off the roads? Think again! What the heck—if you want a sack of donuts or a really nice latte, don’t let a little thing like an official State of Emergency cramp your style....

This just in: gangs in the New York area are using Twitter to organize looting expeditions. Better living through technology! ...

In our folly, we have in our minds separated God from His creation. We think “nature” is autonomous. It runs itself, it does what it does, while God dozes....

Because we no longer believe that the earth is the Lord’s, we cannot see, we cannot hear. If the next storm were to be ten times as terrible as this one, still we would be deaf to God’s voice. We only hear “scientific explanations” of the storm—those of us who aren’t captivated by the man-made hurricane theory.

But a scientific explanation, while true, only describes what a hurricane does. It doesn’t tell us what a hurricane is.

We grope our way into the future, blind and deaf and with our hearts closed to understanding.

We can hear Bette Midler, but we can’t hear God.
#### article by Lou Duigon


  1. I too have heard some claim this massive storm was due to global warming, there is no fear of the Lord,that is evident by those foolish persons who saw this deadly storm as a means of entertainment, fun and frolic.
    Did chance cause this storm to roll in during a full moon and high tide, did chance cause this storm to pack a tremendous amount of energy, with massive flooding as well as damaging fires? If we are simply left to chance, how terribly frightening is that? It would be like being in a car with no driver, going 100 miles an hour down a steep grade with curves and no barrier between the road and the edge of the mountain; hoping 'chance' will get you safely to the bottom...

  2. There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

    Great comments - Thanks.