Loathing What Humanity Has Done to Earth

June 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM 4 comments

I absolutely loathe what we human beings have done to God’s earth. I look around and see misery and corruption, death and suffering and while many blame God, I choose to accept the Bible’s point that humanity gave it permission to enter our sphere.

This morning, I got up at 6:00 am to take my wife to the airport. Of course, the NSA already knew that.12-26-2007-04

It was a fairly uneventful trip though as we got closer to downtown Atlanta, the drivers became more erratic. Fortunately for me, I’ve had 25 years of that type of driving in California, so it wasn’t a big deal. Whatever you don’t expect someone to do, they will do. I was prepared.

It was coming home that I happened upon something that really bothered me. As I turned off my exit toward home, I saw what appeared to be a black shirt flapping in the wind on the road ahead of me, but in the next lane to my left. As I got closer, I realized it was not a shirt. It was a cat, a small black cat that had already been partially run over and was flailing it’s legs into the air trying to get away, but couldn’t. It was unable to go anywhere.

The traffic was thick. Had it not been, I would have pulled over, gotten the small cat into my car and taken it to the closest Vet hospital to pay them to put it down. It was a sickening sight. A small cat by itself trying to cross four lanes of traffic in a fairly congested area had no chance at all of making it across the street. None.

I hoped and prayed that another car would come by and put it out of its misery quickly, mercifully. I looked back once to see it still kicking and flailing. It wouldn’t be long, I thought.

Had sin not entered this world, there would be no death. There would be no suffering. There would be no implements of war, including guns, knives, bombs, and the rest. There would be no Al Qaeda. There would be no racial unrest. There would be no need to lock our doors and learn self-defense. People would never cheat or steal or become enamored with power. They would never use money to make themselves rich while others starved.

Without sin, people the world over would actually appreciate and love one another, in the way we were meant. Instead, we have the exact opposite of love, peace, joy, and paradise. We have hatred, war, misery, and a type of living hell.

I loathe the fact that as a human being, I am part of the problem. I hate the fact that because of humanity, God’s perfect Creation was ruined. It is simply getting worse and will continue to worsen until He returns. That is fact.

We live in the country and have a number of cats. If you want to know how many, just ask the NSA. Our cats go out in the morning and come in at night. They are generally in harmony with one another (though not always) but are rarely at peace with other creatures that happen to move through the property.

Our cats consider it their job to keep track of what comes and goes hopping, flitting, or flying across our lawn. As part of their job, they believe it is important to catch as many frogs, salamanders, geckos, birds, snakes, and even the occasional craw-fish as possible. It’s what they do and they seem to enjoy it with gusto.

The other day, my wife and I were working at one corner of the yard clearing the area near our small above-ground pool and one of our cats – Buddy – was intent on reaching underneath a drainage spout as if something was under there. I finally went over to see what it was that had attracted his attention. I turned the spout over and there was a perfect little vole. Buddy saw it and wanted to kill it (but first play with it) because that’s what cats do since sin entered the world, but I blocked him and the little vole ran off as fast as it could into the woods and weeds. He was safe for another day.

We have saved frogs, geckos, chipmunks, and even rabbits from becoming play toys for our cats. There is a place less than an hour away that takes animals – all kinds. They have ostriches, horses, bears, lions, a ton of birds and much more. If you catch something on your property that’s injured, you can bring it in and they’ll take it, nurse it back to health and let it go. We’ve saved several rabbits this way who did not want to play with our cats. Have you ever heard a baby rabbit yell? It’s kind of weird.

This world is filled with evil all because of sin. Death, suffering, and corruption have become our lot. Try as we might, we cannot make this world a better place. Only God can do that. The most we can is relieve some of the suffering and introduce people to new life in Christ.

I hate it when things die. I loathe it. It is the worst reminder of what humanity has done to God’s Creation. We are to blame. We ruined things and like the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, they continue to worsen.

I believe that one day, this world will come to its end and God will pull the plug on it. He will then create new heavens and a new earth. There will be no death, no sin, and no corruptible influences. I really wish that time was here now, but at least I know it’s coming.

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4 Comments

  • 1. Sandy  |  June 11, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Your post was so moving and I say the same phrase quite often that I HATE death. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. Looking forward to our forever home with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the new heaven and new earth…no more death, no more tears…no more!

    • 2. modres  |  June 11, 2013 at 6:54 PM

      Thank you.

  • 3. Marcia Cava  |  June 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Hello,

    I cannot express just how blessed I was in reading the contents of your caring heart, in your writings on “loathing what mankind has done to Gods perfect creation.” I fully share your sentiments. My heart is broken a great deal of the time, in seeing all the destruction, sorrow and death before me, particularly from a biblical and spiritual point of view. Just last evening, before reading your very “heartfelt” article, my cousin and I had a lengthy phone conversation on this very same subject (nearly word for word) on how very sad it is to continually observe so much death, be it human, animal, mammal, plant, etc.. We discussed how all creation would not have to “hide” to survive in this world, were there no sin. Yet, we continue on in our spiritual blindness, never learning to observe life from Gods point of view. Such wisdom we surely do miss! How sad, indeed.

    How deeply touched I was, in reading your article, and want to thank you for sharing your burden with your readers.

    As you have richly blessed, may you be richly blessed of God!

    Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:52:03 +0000 To: lordskid@msn.com

    • 4. modres  |  June 10, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      Thank you for your kind thoughts and words.


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