Is God Everywhere?

Nature has been tamed and conquered in many ways by man over the centuries (for better or worse) and so often we walk around doing our day to day things without paying nature much attention. However, our planet is alive and still let's us know that we are not master's of our own fate. Natural disasters are tragic events that change peoples' lives in so many ways and they are also reminders of the fragile nature of this life. They remind us that we are not immune to sickness and death. They humble us and that is a good thing because being humble helps us not waste the present moment. It also allows us chances to reconnect with humanity and remember that we are a part of a bigger picture than just our immediate sphere of influence.

When one is in a state of 'whining' and 'complaining' about things in their life these recent natural disasters shakes one to reality. One has a roof over their head, clean running water and plenty of food to eat and not sick with a life threatening disease such as cholera.

My heart oozes with compassion for those caught up in these disasters. It can be easy sometimes, especially here in the Western World to sit in our comfortable homes and watch our televisions that are a luxury that most can't afford in much of the world and feel detached from these disasters. But we are not immune to disaster and change no matter how much money we might have. In the end our money isn't going to do much good in the face of a tornado, a cyclone or an earthquake or flooding shattering our fragile world. We must accept that we are not much more secure in our life than the smallest, more vulnerable ant. As nature goes, so goes man.

shadow111 shadow111
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1 Response Mar 13, 2010

How true when you say we are not masters over Mother Nature, and natural disasters are Mother Nature’s way of showing us that we are but stewards; often, not very good ones. It does make us all stop and wonder why some things happen, but yet again … we are stewards of planet earth and as such we have a great responsibility. We all have something to offer, though. During those disasters you speak of there is always something we can each do; no-one asks us to go on life-threatening missions (even though some willingly and literally do such acts) we can offer something to help. <br />
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This is a lovely tribute you have to Mother Earth and all that she offers. In all that is good and all that we see which might appear to be bad, all things lead to us respecting Mother Nature in all things and in appreciating her power as much as her willingness to reveal all of her beauty to is in all that lies around us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.<br />
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