I worked hard into the dark last night building order to our 35X65 ft garden. Catherine and myself boarded the garden with cardboard and a 1 1/2 yards of mulch to keep the grass from growing in and then I put a 7 ft high net fence up to keep deer out. Before I went inside, I looked back at the beauty of it’s order and my accomplishment. This morning was a different story: A violent storm passed through last night which destroyed my fence, bent ground stakes and threw mulch off the cardboard (which hurled 70-100 ft). It is a mess!
I am continually schooled by the fallen created order. Sometimes we can work tirelessly to make our plans and lives to be nice and neat and when we think we got it just right, it is destroyed in an instant.
Here is some food for thought: I started looking at all the verses in Scripture this morning that have the word “wind”. Some want to attribute natural disasters to an evil force, but nowhere in Scripture is this true. It is God who causes, hurls, directs, blows, raises up, brings forth, brings out, makes (to break out), smotes, drives, restrains, creates, and rebukes the wind. Lord, have mercy.