Perhaps floods of fake news, tattletales, rumors, and gossips have deaden our nerves for fright, sensitivity, fears. Or perhaps we just want to ignore those that dampen our days and aggravate our challenging situations. Or perhaps we stopped believing in the old covenants and we start embracing new discoveries and explorations. Whatever it is, we want to see only those that we want to be a part of.
Is it wrong to doubt? I guess not. Even the disciples of Jesus had doubts on who He was even if Jesus already performed miracles. I guess it is part of our being human – the humbled man who was banned from Eden. I guess doubting has become a part of our nature because it is our first defense and our ultimate offense.
We can always doubt; that is a choice and a privilege. But there are also signs that tell us that something is amiss; some things are not right; something is out of the core. Volcanic eruptions, flooding, a crazy tornado, a forest fire, earthquakes, and pandemics. All these are nothing new. They were experienced by man even before. Surely, these are not new signs that should send us to fear.
Perhaps, we remember this famous verse from 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” Perhaps we remember that we are but travelers on this earth. We are just passing by. We must be good stewards of this wealth that is not even ours. Someone owns everything that we see. The warning sign is very clear. Someone created everything for a reason; for a purpose. That is the warning sign and we must respect that as part of the created ones. We are only creatures. We are only HuMans – humbled man.
There is this quote that I always like to see in tourist attractions and in national parks: “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.” A famous quote of John Muir, the Father of National Parks.
May we see the warning signs and respect the owner of this world. Nature wins in the end.