ISN’T it amazing that the same venom from a snake bite that could possibly kill the victim could also be the cure?
What is the nature of vaccines? The answer is just as puzzling. Nature and God are symbiotic. The symbiosis is cognizant of the fact that God created nature.
The Bible is full of parables that underline the importance of man to His environment. God talks in metaphor. The teaching is nevertheless helpful. The parable of the mustard seed gives us the assurance that if we are mindful and appreciative of the richness of the soil, harvest is forthcoming. The story about the two fish and five loaves of bread signifies the virtue of sharing, and how beneficial the bountiful blessings when shared.
The mountains were created for people who love to retreat to higher places. The Bible narrates how the chosen people of God strived to go up to the mountains. Moses had his visions that resulted in the Ten Commandments. Bravery and faith saved Jonas that bailed him out of the whale’s tummy when God tamed the biggest fish.
Inspired by God’s creation, a composer and a poet wrote about all things bright and beautiful and the song about the birds and the trees and the flowers and the bees. How interrelated nature is!
God allowed lovers to romanticize about the moon and the stars when touched by the song “Fly me to the Moon.” Dreamers likewise related to the songs “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and “When You Wish Upon a Star.” And last, what we can learn from gardening and how man and nature intertwine in facing life’s challenges in the poem written by an Unknown Author:
“Weed out all the annoyances in your life. We’ve all got our own rows to hoe. Stay away from seedy characters. Always call a spade a spade. It’s okay to be a late bloomer. You always reap what you sow. Weeds never sleep. Some problems are perennial. It is important to branch out. One man’s garbage is another’s compost. There are some things best left unfertilized. Remember that life is full of surprises. You never know what might crop up next.”
Plantitas and plantitos—God again used the unknown poet to give us some tips on how to face the rigmaroles of living.
God in His wisdom used nature to warn mankind. Do you still remember the story about Noah and the flood? Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the narratives pointing to essentials and non-essentials in big bold letters, could be the undercurrent message to us to reexamine our priorities.