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  • Writer's pictureRev. Richard

Just a thought

Updated: Jan 14, 2020

The weather is always a constant topic of conversation. For example, Storm Brendan has produced lashings of rain and gusts of wind that have caused considerable damage for some people. As bad as the storm has been for the UK, it pales into insignificance when contrasted with severe storms in other parts of the world.

The Psalmist proclaimed,

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,

the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas

Psalm 24: 1&2

A modern translation rewords the last line as God creating the worldon Ocean foundations. The recent IPCC* report entitled ‘Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019’ provides yet more evidence that the seas are getting warmer and goes on to say that “ocean heating is irrefutable” and that this is “one of the key reasons why the Earth has experienced increasing catastrophic fires in the Amazon, California, and Australia in 2019 (extending into 2020 for Australia)”.

The report provides information so that decisions can be made in order to reverse climate change, decisions which need to be taken by the leaders of nations and organisations. Whilst discussions rage on responsibility and blame, perhaps the obvious place to start is with ourselves. In my opinion the responsibility is ours and we are all to blame. Unless we change our lifestyle it appears that the world is heading towards an apocalyptic end: not because of God the Creator, but because of humankind - the eliminator.

If we don’t respect what God has created, then humanity will pay the price.

*The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change


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