Laws of nature?
Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
Winds, and earthquakes, and tempests are not the capricious outbreaks of unregulated mechanical force.
The laws of nature are, in the loftiest sense, the exponents and expressions of God’s higher will.
Let us not dethrone and undeify the great Maker and Sustainer, by substituting for His sovereign rule what are called the laws of nature.
The world’s vast machinery, with all its varied and intricate movements, is under His supervision and control.
“He holds the winds in His fists.”
“He gathers the waters in the hollow of His hand.”
“He makes the clouds His chariot.”
“He directs the snow to fall on the earth, and tells the rain to pour down.”
This offers a lesson of soothing consolation to many a stricken heart. That lightning which struck down my child was an arrow out of the quiver of God!
That wave which swept him from the vessel’s side; or that hurricane which overthrew my dwelling, and buried loved ones in the ruins, had their pathway marked out by God!
He brings forth the lightning out of His treasuries!
He gives the sea its decree!
He walks on the wings of the wind!
All things are subservient to the controlling will and purposes of the Most High God.
John MacDuff (23 May 1818 – 30 April 1895)
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?